1.Question Leadership Podcast

1.Question Leadership Podcast

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The 1.Question Leadership Podcast is designed to highlight executive and organizational leadership with a heavy emphasis on college athletics. 1.Question is primarily hosted by @TaiMBrown, but features occasional guest hosts. Subscribe here: 1quest.co/itun


Tremaine Jackson | Head Football Coach | Colorado Mesa
Jan 21 • 28 min
Coach Tremaine Jackson, newly named (and first time) Head Football Coach at Colorado Mesa, engages in an insightful conversation with Coach Glenn Caruso of Unversity of St. Thomas, Coach Tim Lester of Western Michigan, and @TaiMBrown on the topic of being…
Jashell Mitchell | Manager for Diversity and Inclusion | NFL
Jan 17 • 15 min
Jashell Mitchell, Manager of Diversity & Inclusion for NFL Operations, visits 1.Q to discuss the opportunities she creates for Student-Athletes from HBCUs. Mitchell, former Associate AD for Internal Operations at North Carolina Central, has a history of…
Anton Goff | Athletics Administrator |
Jan 14 • 20 min
Anton Goff, former AD at Bowie State, Hartford, and St. John’s visits the 1.Question Leadership Podcast to give insight into his reason for abruptly leaving St. John’s. Goff talks about the stresses of living separate from family and speaks on how he will…
Jay F. Hicks | Host | Sports Creatives Podcast
Jan 10 • 17 min
The tables are turned on @jayfhicks as his Sports Creatives Podcast is commandeered by 1Question Leadership Podcast host, Tai M. Brown. Hicks is put in the in the guest’s chair as Brown asks questions about leadership in the collegiate sports creatives…
Coach Jim Grobe | Head Football Coach | Retired
Jan 8 • 19 min
Jim Grobe, former head football coach at Ohio, Wake Forest, and Baylor, visits @TaMBrown on 1.Q. Coach Grobe talks about the differences in his initial assessments of the programs at his head coaching stops. He goes in depth about taking over at Baylor…
Ken Mannie | Strength & Conditioning Coach | Michigan State (Rerelease)
Jan 3 • 11 min
Ken Mannie, Strength & Conditioning Coach at Michigan State, talks about his thoughts on similarities and differences in working with coaches, administrators, and Student-Athletes over 45 years in the profession. With standards and expectations on the…
Shawn Jones | Director of Athletics | Henderson State University
Dec 30, 2019 • 16 min
Shawn Jones, Director of Athletics at Henderson State joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the school’s transition to the Arkansas State system. Jones talks about learning to communicate with a new interim president while simultaneously working with the Arkansas…
Kirby Hocutt | Director of Athletics | Texas Tech
Dec 23, 2019 • 16 min
Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics at Texas Tech, visits the 1.Question Leadership Podcast on the topic of inclusive leadership from entry-level roles all the way through executive positions. Hocutt mentions the culture at Tech, which encourages input…
Coach Jeremiah Tiffin | Head Volleyball Coach| University of North Dakota
Dec 18, 2019 • 16 min
On the eve of the NCAA Volleyball Semifinals and AVCA National Convention, @TaiMBrown caught up with University of North Dakota Head Volleyball Coach, Jeremiah Tiffin. Fresh off of his first season as a Division I head coach, Tiffin talks about the…
Dr. Monique Marsh-Bell | Asst. AD for Mental Health Services | Baylor University
Dec 16, 2019 • 18 min
Dr. Monique Marsh-Bell, Clinical Psychologist and Asst. AD for Mental Health Services at Baylor University, visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Leadership Podcast to discuss the services she provides to Baylor’s Student-Athletes. Dr. Marsh-Bell was as a…
Tommy McClelland | Athletics Director | Louisiana Tech
Dec 3, 2019 • 13 min
Tommy McClelland, AD at Louisiana Tech, talks about his Louisiana Tech Athletics Leadership Institute. Open to everyone in the department other than senior level staff or head coaches, the program begins with an aptitude test designed by the school’s…
Lonn Reisman | VP of Intercollegiate Athletics | Tarleton State
Nov 19, 2019 • 11 min
Lonn Reisman, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Tarleton State University, talks with @TaiMBrown about the school’s transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. Reisman has been at Tarleton State for 26 years, spending the first 24 as the…
Jamie Pollard | Director of Athletics | Iowa State University
Oct 28, 2019 • 26 min
Jamie Pollard, AD at Iowa State, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of creating an environment where people feel valued. Pollard talks about his process of helping new hires embrace the culture at Iowa State athletics. He goes…
Etienne Thomas | Director of Athletics | Kentucky State University
Oct 14, 2019 • 16 min
Kentucky State’s Etienne Thomas joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on a number of topics ranging from working in compliance to hiring a football coach. With a little over a year in the AD chair, Thomas talks about the people and inflection points…
Glenn Caruso | Head Football Coach | University of St. Thomas (MN) 2019
Oct 9, 2019 • 15 min
Coach Glenn Caruso, Head Football Coach at University of St. Thomas (MN), visits the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of coaching amidst all the changes happening within the athletics program. He talks about the culture of habits and how focusing on the…
Carrie Cecil | CEO | Anachel Communications & SM2
Sep 30, 2019 • 24 min
Carrie Cecil, CEO of Anachel Communications & SM2, visits 1Q to share insight on how ADs, Presidents, Coaches, and other executives manage some of the biggest reputation and career crises seen today. She talks about winning the narrative in terms of…
Armani Dawkins | Sr. Associate AD & Chief of Staff | Oklahoma
Sep 27, 2019 • 16 min
Armani Dawkins, Sr. Associate AD & Chief of Staff at Oklahoma, visits 1Q to talk about being hired to help enhance the culture at a department that, from the outside looking in, seems to always operate at a high level. Dawkins talks about the trait of…
Jessica C. Gelman | CEO | Kraft Analytics Group
Sep 23, 2019 • 27 min
Jessica Gelman, CEO of the Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of using data analytics in college athletics. Gelman gives insight on the services KAGR provides to Mississippi State and the importance of understanding who and how…
Gary Goff | Head Football Coach | Valdosta State University
Sep 18, 2019 • 16 min
Coach Gary Goff, Head Football Coach at Valdosta State, visits the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the organizational approach he used to turn around the football program at Tiffin, which was ranked 165 out of 168 in NCAA Division II when he arrived. He…
Tom Burman | Director of Athletics | University of Wyoming
Sep 17, 2019 • 14 min
Tom Burman, Director of Athletics at University of Wyoming, visits the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of creating a successful organizational culture. Burman discusses an ADs feelings a few years after hiring a successful coach and the unique hiring…
Devon Thomas | Sr. Associate AD - External Affairs | Eastern Washington
Sep 5, 2019 • 16 min
Devon Thomas, Sr. Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at Eastern Washington, visits @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast on the topics of tying previous experiences together and the challenges faced during career growth. Thomas talks about…
Rick George | Athletics Director | University of Colorado
Sep 3, 2019 • 12 min
Rick George, Athletics Director at University of Colorado, visits @TaiMBrown on 1Q to discuss the weight of tradition. George was on the football staff when Colorado won the National Championship in the early 90’s and talks about the importance of…
Samantha Huge | Director of Athletics | William & Mary
Aug 26, 2019 • 19 min
Samantha Huge, Director of Athletics at William & Mary, stops by the 1.Question Podcast to visit with @TaiMBrown on the topic of making major changes to her staff over her two and a half years leading the department. She talks about her charge from the…
Tommy McClelland | Athletics Director | Louisiana Tech
Aug 19, 2019 • 17 min
Tommy McClelland, Athletics Director at Louisiana Tech, talks with @TaiMBrown about taking on a leadership role at a young age. McClelland was named interim AD at McNeese State at 25 years old, and named the permanent leader at 26. He talks about some of…
Beth Goetz | Director of Athletics | Ball State University
Aug 12, 2019 • 12 min
Beth Goetz, Director of Athletics at Ball State, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the process of searching for and hiring a Deputy AD. Goetz discusses her recent hire of Haven Fields and how she had to redefine the position prior to…
Craig Pintens | Athletics Director | Loyola Marymount University
Aug 8, 2019 • 15 min
Craig Pintens, Athletics Director at Loyola Marymount University, visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on the topic of coach evaluations. Pintens includes each sport’s national ranking metric as an evaluating factor as opposed to just wins and…
Dr. Mónica Lebrón | Deputy AD/COO | Tulane University
Aug 1, 2019 • 9 min
Bloom where you are planted is the focus of this quick clip from the 1Q cutting room floor. Dr. Mónica Lebrón, Deputy AD & COO at Tulane, talks about changing jobs just as she was making waves in her previous role at Georgia.
Lamarr Pottinger | Assistant Athletics Director | Texas Tech
Jul 29, 2019 • 12 min
Lamarr Pottinger, Assistant AD at Texas Tech, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss how the Red Raiders focus on career and professional development for Student-Athletes and staff. Pottinger describes the unique setup at the Talkington Leadership Academy where the…
Jen Baker | Sr. Associate Director of Athletics | Johns Hopkins University
Jul 22, 2019 • 15 min
Jen Baker, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics at Johns Hopkins University, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of consulting for leadership development. Baker moonlights as a leadership development consultant for other athletics departments, corporations, and…
Craig Ricks | Sr. VP for Marketing | Paciolan
Jul 18, 2019 • 16 min
Craig Ricks, Sr. Vice President for Marketing at Paciolan, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of diminishing game day attendance in college athletics. Ricks, who has been with the company for 16 years, talks about Paciolan’s use of data, social media, and…
Gerald Harrison | Director of Athletics | Austin Peay State University
Jul 15, 2019 • 17 min
Gerald Harrison, Director of Athletics at Austin Peay State University, sits down with @TaiMBrown to discuss adjusting to the AD job. Harrison, 10 months on the job, talks about his acclimatization to leadership as an Athletics Director. He talks about…
Molly Miller | Head Women’s Basketball Coach | Drury University
Jul 10, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Molly Miller, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Drury University, talks with @TaiMBrown on the topic of avoiding complacency as a winner. Miller, the 2019 WBCA D2 Coach of the Year, talks about explaining the expectations her Student-Athletes can…
Dr. Jamil Northcutt | VP for Player Engagement | Major League Soccer
Jul 8, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Jamil Northcutt, VP for Player Engagement with Major League Soccer, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss how the league engages with intercollegiate athletics. Northcutt, former executive with the NFL and NCAA brings his vast experience and network to MLS to…
Akilah Laster | Assistant Director for Athletic Communications | Cal
Jul 2, 2019 • 14 min
Akilah Laster, Assistant Director for Athletic Communications at Cal, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss a wide range of topics from knowing how and when to speak up at the office to the importance of storytelling in athletics. Laster, a former high school…
Mark Dyer | Founder & CEO | Taymar Sales U
Jun 25, 2019 • 15 min
Mark Dyer, Founder & CEO of Taymar Sales U, visits the 1.Question Podcast to give an update on the third-party ticket sales company. In addition to Kentucky, Taymar Sales U adds LSU and Georgia State to its portfolio. Dyer also gives his thoughts on…
Shawn Respert | Assistant Coach | Chicago Bulls
Jun 21, 2019 • 18 min
Shawn Respert, Assistant Coach for the Chicago Bulls, talks with @TaiMBrown about leading basketball players in the social media era. Respert, with experience in basketball coaching and administration on the college and professional levels, emphasizes the…
Taurian C. Houston | Associate AD for Compliance | Rice University
Jun 19, 2019 • 16 min
Taurian Houston, Associate AD for Compliance at Rice, visits with @TaiMBrown at the 2019 NACDA Convention. Houston, with experience as a law school grad and a former intern at the NCAA, tackles some of the intricacies of the name, image, and likeness…
Grant Teaff | Executive Director Emeritus | American Football Coaches Association
Jun 13, 2019 • 18 min
Coach Grant Teaff, former Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association and long time Baylor University football coach, talks with @TaiMBrown about the phrase “Be Better Tomorrow Than You Are Today.” Teaff, long known as an expert on…
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes | Athletics Director | Dillard University
Jun 7, 2019 • 16 min
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, AD at Dillard and Interim Commissioner of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, joins @TaiMBrown on the topic of balancing priorities while serving two organizations. Dr. Barnes, in her second stint as Interim Commissioner for the…
Lorenzo Guess | Director of Player Enrichment & Associate Head Strength Coach | Michigan State
Jun 5, 2019 • 14 min
Combining Student-Athlete Development with strength and condition, Michigan State’s Lorenzo Guess helps the Spartans take the Student-Athlete experience to another level. In this 1.Question Podcast interview with @TaiMBrown, Guess explains the benefit of…
Dr. Eric A. Wood | Deputy AD for Competitive Excellence | UCF
Jun 3, 2019 • 17 min
Dr. Eric Wood, Deputy AD for Competitive Excellence at UCF, visits the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the intricacies of his role as it relates to the function of the athletics department. Primarily housed in the internal operations, Wood discusses his…
Elliott Daniels | Associate AD for Student-Athlete Engagement | Michigan State University
May 23, 2019 • 17 min
Elliott Daniels, Associate AD for Student-Athlete Engagement at Michigan State, talks with @TaiMBrown about the Student-Athlete Development operation within the Spartan athletics program. Daniels explains how identifying the difference between inviting…
Eric Hyman | Athletics Executive | Retired
May 20, 2019 • 24 min
Eric Hyman, former Athletics Director at a number of institutions, helps @TaiMBrown define a number of key leadership terms such as purpose, core values, and culture. Hyman and Brown dive into a discussion on how terms such as these relate to leadership…
Ariel Pesante | Associate AD/Governance & Compliance | UMass
May 16, 2019 • 12 min
Ariel Pesante, Associate AD for Governance and Compliance at University of Massachusetts, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Pesante’s balance of compliance and sport oversight. Pesante oversees Football, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball while serving as…
Kathryne Buckley | Assistant VP of Partner & Event Services | Frisco RoughRiders
May 8, 2019 • 15 min
Kathryne Buckley, Assistant VP of Partner & Event Services for the Frisco RoughRiders, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss activating sponsorships and developing young professionals. Buckley give insight on making each sponsorship partner’s experience…
Tom Michael | Director of Athletics | Eastern Illinois University
Apr 30, 2019 • 16 min
Tom Michael, Director of Athletics at Eastern Illinois, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss the type of environment that can lead to positive inflection points when hiring for an organization. Michael describes the small pieces that need to be in place for a new…
Coach Danielle O’Banion | Assistant WBB Coach | University of Minnesota
Apr 26, 2019 • 18 min
Coach Danielle O’Banion, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Minnesota, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss the leadership lessons O’Banion learned during her four year stint as the head WBB coach at Kent State. O’Banion also discusses the lessons…
Shawn Heilbron | Director of Athletics | Stony Brook University
Apr 22, 2019 • 14 min
Shawn Heilbron, Director of Athletics at Stony Brook University, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of communicating with the university President. Heilbron, five years into his tenure as AD at Stony Brook, talks about the importance of immediately…
Mike Lombardi | Author & Fmr NFL Executive | Gridiron Genius
Apr 17, 2019 • 14 min
Mike Lombardi, former NFL Executive and Author of Gridiron Genius, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss the four components of leadership. Lombardi worked with legendary professional football leaders, Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick. In his recent book,…
Jim Johnson | Director of Athletics | Pitt State
Apr 15, 2019 • 10 min
Jim Johnson, Director of Athletics at Pitt State, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss how Johnson’s wide ranging experience enhances his current role leading the Gorillas. With previous positions at the NCAA office, as a Conference Commissioner, and…
Doug McNamee | President | Magnolia
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
Doug McNamee, President at Magnolia, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss McNamee’s transition from Sr. Associate Athletics Director at Baylor to his current position leading one of the fastest growing brands in the country. As he approaches a year in the…
Greg Myford | Director of Athletics | Alaska-Anchorage
Apr 1, 2019 • 21 min
Greg Myford, Director of Athletics at University of Alaska-Anchorage, visits @TaiMBrown with a unique program for engaging Student-Athletes while in the AD chair. Myford has been in the chair for less than a year but has established his Direct Connect…
John Benedick | Sr. Associate AD | MIT
Mar 27, 2019 • 15 min
John Benedick, Sr. Associate Director of Athletics at MIT, and @TaiMBrown get together to reflect on Benedick’s 44 years with the Engineers. With 22 years as the Swimming & Water Polo Coach and the 22 years in administration, Benedick notes that in…
Zac Selmon | Sr. Associate AD for Admin & Development | Oklahoma
Mar 26, 2019 • 14 min
Zac Selmon, Sr. Associate AD for Administration & Development at Oklahoma, talks with @TaiMBrown about working for industry elephants Joe Castiglione and Bubba Cunningham. Selmon, 10 years into his athletics administration career, also discusses some of…
Kristy Bayer | Deputy AD | Emporia State
Mar 20, 2019 • 12 min
Kristy Bayer, Deputy AD at Emporia State, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Bayer’s transition from Head Volleyball Coach at Arkansas Tech to the deputy position for Emporia State athletics. Bayer gives insight on the decision to give up coaching,…
Dr. Christy Glass | Professor of Sociology | Utah State University
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
Dr. Christy Glass, Professor of Sociology at Utah State, visits @TaiMBrown on the topics of the Glass Cliff, inclusion, & leadership. Glass discusses her research on hiring head coaches in NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball and CEOs in Fortune 500…
Phli Esten | VP & Director of Athletics | University of St. Thomas (MN)
Mar 15, 2019 • 18 min
Phil Esten, Vice President & Director of Athletics at University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, talks with @TaiMBrown about the questions that should be asked when weighing career decisions. Esten was the Deputy AD at Penn State prior to his appointment to…
Henry Abbott | TrueHoop.com | Founder
Mar 12, 2019 • 21 min
Henry Abbott, Founder of TrueHoop.com, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss storytelling and how it helped grow the TrueHoop blog to a point where it was acquired by ESPN. Abbott has written for GQ, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN the magazine among others. He talks…
Jess Duff | Special Assistant to the AD | MIT
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
Jess Duff, Special Assistant to the AD at MIT, sits down with @TaiMBrown to discuss revitalizing Student-Athlete development on campus while working for longtime college athletics leader, Julie Soriero. Duff, a former basketball coach and NCAA staffer,…
Damani Leech | VP for Football Strategy & Business Development | NFL
Mar 5, 2019 • 14 min
Damani Leech, VP for Football Strategy & Business Development for the NFL, visits @TaiMBrown at the 2019 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Leech discusses methods the NFL uses to improve the game of football at the professional level and how the league…
Dave Brunk | Commissioner | Peach Belt Conference
Mar 1, 2019 • 12 min
Dave Brunk, Commissioner of the Peach Belt Conference, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss a leader’s role in creating a culture of innovation. Brunk, a long time NCAA Division II commissioner, talks about keeping the conference new, unique, and relevant in the…
Mónica Lebrón | Deputy Athletics Director | Tulane University
Feb 26, 2019 • 16 min
Mónica Lebrón, Deputy AD at Tulane, visits with @TaiMBrown to discuss her transition from an extensive career in development to the number two spot with significant sport oversight. Lebrón, whose work in athletics started freshman year in college, talks…
Gary Pine | Director of Athletics | Azusa Pacific University
Feb 22, 2019 • 13 min
Gary Pine, Director of Athletics at Azusa Pacific, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of the dwindling number of NCAA D2 football playing institutions on the west coast of the United States. Pine talks about some of the possible reasons why many schools have…
Pennie Parker | Director of Athletics | Rollins College
Feb 18, 2019 • 13 min
Pennie Parker, Director of Athletics at Rollins College, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of serving on industry committees and boards while executing a full-time job as a leader. Parker serves as the Chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council, the…
Tommy Gray | Exec. Assoc. AD External Relations | Stanford University
Feb 12, 2019 • 18 min
Tommy Gray, Executive Associate AD for External Relations at Stanford, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss Stanford Athletics’ Business Strategy Team and its influence within the organization. Gray explains the benefits of implementing a data analysis mindset…
Kirsten Ford | Associate Commissioner/SWA | Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Feb 6, 2019 • 8 min
Kirsten Ford, Associate Commissioner/SWA for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), visits @TaiMBrown at the 2019 NCAA Convention. The RMAC has seen a school come or go in each of the last five years. Ford discusses her role at the RMAC and what…
Doug Gillin | Director of Athletics | Appalachian State
Jan 31, 2019 • 16 min
Doug Gillin, AD at Appalachian State, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss how Gillin’s time working in marketing and working for legendary Missouri AD Mike Alden helped to mold his decision making process now that he is in the chair. Gillin emphasizes…
Nan Carney-DeBord | Associate VP-Director of Athletics | Denison
Jan 28, 2019 • 14 min
Nan Carney-DeBord, Associate VP & Director of Athletics at Denison College, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss Denison’s Development Through Sport initiative. Carney-DeBord defines the program as culture developed through leadership, mentorship, and character…
Irma Garcia | Director of Athletics | Saint Francis College (Brooklyn)
Jan 24, 2019 • 15 min
Irma Garcia, Director of Athletics at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of principled leadership. Garcia, a long term fixture at Saint Francis, discusses how she has kept a purpose and guiding principles at the forefront of…
Willie Simmons | Head Football Coach | Florida A&M University
Jan 17, 2019 • 15 min
Willie Simmons, Head Football Coach at Florida A&M, visits @TaiMBrown as two discuss Simmons’ use of an anonymous staff self evaluation process called forced ranking. A tool used in the corporate world, forced ranking allows a staff to evaluate itself and…
Dr. Brian Wickstrom | Director of Athletics | University of the Incarnate Word
Jan 14, 2019 • 14 min
Dr. Brian Wickstrom, Director of Athletics at UIW, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the promise to grow an athletics department using only self-generated revenue. With commitments from the university to keep institutional funding constant and to allow…
Joe Karlgaard | Director of Athletics | Rice University
Jan 7, 2019 • 13 min
Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics at Rice, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of engaging influential stakeholders. Karlgaard emphasizes the importance of including influential individuals in the process of making major decisions as a leader. He mentions…
Lauren Adee | Sr. Associate AD/Executive Affairs | SMU
Dec 31, 2018 • 9 min
Lauren Adee, Sr. Associate AD for Executive Affairs at SMU, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of leaving a development position to work in strategic planning. Adee spent most of her career fundraising but recently joined the SMU staff in a new role involving…
Craig Fink | Sr. Associate AD for Advancement | UNC Greensboro
Dec 28, 2018 • 15 min
Craig Fink, Sr. Associate AD for Advancement & Chief Revenue Officer at UNC Greensboro joins @TaiMBrown to discuss some of the creative ways the UNCG Spartans go about fundraising. Fink talks about one of the more creative programs in which current…
Matt Donovan | Sr. Associate AD for Development | University of Indianapolis
Dec 19, 2018 • 15 min
Matt Donovan, Sr. Associate AD for Development at University of Indianapolis, visits with @TaiMBrown to discuss creating a successful culture for development in an athletics department. Donovan, 24 years into his tenure with UIndy, gives insight on what…
Marie Tuite | Athletics Director | San Jose State
Dec 17, 2018 • 15 min
Marie Tuite, Athletics Director at San Jose State, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss making collaborative decisions. Tuite talks about her process for receiving input from her staff when weighing important options. She emphasizes the importance and benefit of a…
Brian Sisson | Athletics Director | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Dec 14, 2018 • 14 min
Brian Sisson, Athletics Director at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, visits @TaiMBrown on the topic of getting to know conference colleagues. Sisson details his road trip to visit fellow ADs within the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.…
John Cheney | Executive Associate AD | Northern Illinois University
Dec 13, 2018 • 15 min
John Cheney, Executive Associate AD at NIU, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Cheney’s stint as the interim Associate VP for Facilities and how that experience ties to his current role in athletics. Cheney also covers creating and implementing NIU…
Wendy Wilson | Associate AD for Compliance | UW-Parkside
Dec 10, 2018 • 10 min
Wendy Wilson, Associate AD for Compliance & Student-Athlete Welfare at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss educating new coaches, students, and staff about compliance. Working through a 75% turnover within the athletics staff,…
Bill Kramer | Head Football Coach | Naples (FL) High School
Nov 29, 2018 • 17 min
Bill Kramer, Head Football Coach at Naples (FL) High School, visits @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the high school coaches voice within the NCAA. Coach Kramer, nationally involved with the game of football, the coaching profession, and…
Kelley Kish | Director of Athletics | Lake Erie College
Nov 14, 2018 • 17 min
Kelley Kish, AD at Lake Erie College, revisits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to give an update on day 365 of leading Lake Erie Athletics. As she embarks on the start of year two, Kish discusses how some of her early decisions are currently paying…
David Harris | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Iowa
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
David Harris, Director of Athletics at Northern Iowa, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss career progression. Harris talks about his path from Student-Athlete Services to AD. He recalls solving an organizational problem at Wisconsin which caught the eye of then…
Rick Alessandri | Managing Director & GM of Media Practice | Turnkey Search
Nov 8, 2018 • 24 min
Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, recently announced the addition of long-time media executive Rick Alessandri to the talent recruitment/executive search firm. Matt Roberts visited with Alessandri on a number of items related…
Dr. Chelsea Herman | Sr. Associate AD/SWA | Cal State San Bernardino
Nov 5, 2018 • 12 min
Dr. Chelsea Herman, Sr. Associate AD & SWA at Cal State San Bernardino, visits @TaiMBrown at the 2018 Women Leaders in College Sports Convention to discuss the transition from internal relations to running the external side of an athletics department.…
Ronald Machtley | President | Bryant University
Nov 1, 2018 • 9 min
Ronald Machtley, President at Bryant University, visits @TaiMBrown to give a presidential perspective from the NCAA Division I Board of Directors. Machtley, in his 23rd year as President, tells what his philosophy was before being appointed to the…
Marcus Woodson | Defensive Backs Coach | Auburn University
Oct 30, 2018 • 14 min
Marcus Woodson, DBs Coach at Auburn, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss adjusting to new leadership when changing coaching jobs. Woodson, a 14 year coaching veteran, goes into detail about the process of maintaining his leadership values while adapting to the…
Ashley Stone | Director of Development Events & Hospitality | Nebraska
Oct 25, 2018 • 9 min
Ashley Stone, Director of Development Events & Hospitality at Nebraska, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Stone’s transition from Student-Athlete services to the development office. In her previous role, Stone helped to create experiences for…
Dr. Jeffrey Docking | President | Adrian College
Oct 22, 2018 • 11 min
Dr. Jeffrey Docking, President at Adrian College, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss college athletics from the perspective of the Chair of the NCAA DIII President’s Council. Docking, 13 years into his presidential tenure, discusses his role as Chair and how…
Natalie Winkelfoos | VP for Athletic Advancement & Director of Athletics | Oberlin College
Oct 19, 2018 • 11 min
Natalie Winkelfoos, Associate VP for Athletic Advancement and Director of Athletics at Oberlin College, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss the importance of caring about the work you do, how you do it, why you do it, and who you do it for and with. Using care…
Tanya Vogel | Director of Athletics & Recreation | George Washington University
Oct 17, 2018 • 16 min
Tanya Vogel, Director of Athletics & Recreation at George Washington, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss empathic leadership. With almost a year on the job, Vogel leads her department with a style that takes others into consideration before oneself. She…
Jessica Poole | Sr. Associate AD for External Relations | Florida Atlantic University
Oct 10, 2018 • 12 min
Jessica Poole, Sr. Associate AD for External Relations at Florida Atlantic University, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss her thoughts on effective leadership. Recently hired to the FAU athletics senior team, Poole discusses the aspects of leadership she…
Alex Ricker-Gilbert | SVP & Athletics Director | Jacksonville University
Oct 2, 2018 • 13 min
Alex Ricker-Gilbert, Senior VP & Athletics Director at Jacksonville University, chats with @TaiMBrown about establishing a culture in athletics. Ricker-Gilbert mentions his background in compliance and Student-Athlete services as a crucial element to his…
Todd Wilkinson | Director of Athletics | Barton College
Sep 28, 2018 • 13 min
Todd Wilkinson, Director of Athletics at Barton College, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss searching for normalcy after Hurricane Florence. Barton, largely undamaged by the storm, closed its doors for eight days as students left campus to find safety.…
Eugene Marshall, Jr. | Director of Athletics | Hampton University
Sep 26, 2018 • 12 min
Eugene Marshall, AD at Hampton, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss Hampton’s move from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) to the Big South. Marshall discusses the process of explaining the benefits of the change to the University’s constituency. He also…
Kenny Boyd | Sr. Assoc. AD - Student-Athlete Health & Wellness | Baylor University
Sep 24, 2018 • 13 min
Kenny Boyd, Sr. Associate AD for Student-Athlete Health & Wellness at Baylor, chats with @TaiMBrown about the collective health & wellness leadership position which is relatively new on campuses nationwide. Overseeing the areas of Athletic Medicine,…
Jeff “Mad Dog” Madden | S&C Coach | Mad Dog Explosive Power Systems
Sep 21, 2018 • 9 min
Jeff “Mad Dog” Madden, longtime Strength & Conditioning coach, joins @TaiMBrown to give insight on the S&C profession and why education and professional development is an important aspect to the health and well being of Student-Athletes. Madden also talks…
Jay Moran | Director of Athletics | Southern Connecticut State University
Sep 19, 2018 • 10 min
Jay Moran, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Southern Connecticut State, visits @TaiMBrown to discuss his dual role as AD and Mayor of the town of Manchester. Moran has served the Manchester community for almost 11 years giving back to a town that…
Dr. Nancy C. Hixson | CEO | Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation
Sep 17, 2018 • 13 min
Dr. Nancy Hixson, CEO of Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC), visits @TaiMBrown to discuss the complex setup of the revenue generation arm of Air Force Academy Athletics. As CEO of AFAAC, Hixson works very closely with Air Force AD, Col. Jenn…
Scott Noble | Director of Athletics | Western New Mexico
Sep 12, 2018 • 13 min
Scott Noble, Director of Athletics at Western New Mexico, and @TaiMBrown discuss Noble’s four cornerstones for organizational success. Selflessness, Discipline, Work Ethic, and Kindness guide the actions of the athletics staff and Student-Athletes at…
Mark Dyer | Founder & CEO-Taymar Ventures | President - Elevate on Campus
Sep 10, 2018 • 21 min
Big move in the ticket sales space as former IMG College SVP & current Taymar Ventures Founder/CEO Dyer links up with Elevate Sports Ventures to create Elevate On Campus. First partner: Kentucky. Dyer, of course, oversaw the build of IMG College Ticket…
Mike Williams | Fmr. Director of Athletics | Cal-Berkeley
Sep 6, 2018 • 14 min
Mike Williams, former Director of Athletics at Cal, joins 1Q host, @TaiMBrown, as the two rehash Williams’ experience leading the Golden Bears. Fresh off of a four-year stint in the chair, Williams discusses the accomplishments of the department during…
Dr. Jason Penry | Vice Chancellor for Advancement | Arkansas State
Sep 4, 2018 • 14 min
Jason Penry, Vice Chancellor for Advancement at Arkansas State, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the similarities & differences between athletics development and university advancement. During the conversation, Penry offers advice to those who want to work in…
Jennifer Williams | Interim Director of Athletics | Alabama State
Aug 30, 2018 • 12 min
Jennifer Williams, Interim AD at Alabama State, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss development at HBCUs. Williams, the 2018 Women Leaders in College Sports FCS Administrator of the Year, discusses the similarities in fundraising at Historically Black Colleges &…
Noreen Morris | Commissioner | Northeast Conference
Aug 28, 2018 • 14 min
Noreen Morris, Commissioner of the Northeast Conference, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss the process of creating the NEC Front Row network. Morris, eight years into her tenure, discusses how she made technology a priority in her initial strategic…
Kevin Anderson | Athletics Director | Retired (Part 2)
Aug 24, 2018 • 13 min
Kevin Anderson and @TaiMBrown get together for part 2 of their leadership conversation. Anderson, former Maryland & Army AD, talks avoiding assumptions when interviewing for leadership positions. He also defines vulnerability in terms of its benefit to…
Kevin Anderson | Athletics Director | Retired (Part 1)
Aug 23, 2018 • 14 min
Kevin Anderson, former AD at Maryland & Army and veteran of the college athletics industry, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss leadership. In the first of a two part conversation, Anderson touches on preparing for leadership and the traits needed to be…
Callie Dale | Associate Director of Football | Stanford University
Aug 22, 2018 • 11 min
Callie Dale, Associate Director of Football at Stanford, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss managing personalities among football coaches, providing support to the athletics department, and being the head coach’s point person. Dale, a woman in an…
Joshua Gordon | Sr. Practitioner | Sports Conflict Institute
Aug 17, 2018 • 15 min
Josh Gordon of the Sports Conflict Institute joins @TaiMBrown to discuss building a successful organizational culture. Gordon, consultant to multiple athletic departments, corporations, and sports teams talks about the importance of going beyond stating…
Glenn Caruso | Head Football Coach | University of St. Thomas (MN) 2018
Aug 15, 2018 • 14 min
Glenn Caruso, Head Football Coach at University of St. Thomas, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the intricacies of helping a team focus on the upcoming season without being weighed down by the challenges or success of the previous season. Coach Caruso talks…
Woody McCorvey | Associate AD for Football Administration | Clemson
Aug 14, 2018 • 10 min
Woody McCorvey, Associate AD for Football Administration at Clemson, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss McCorvey’s 46 years in the game. In his current role, MCorvey works with football operations and athletic administration on a staff with a number of…
Vince Volpe | Deputy Director of Athletics & COO | UTRGV
Aug 10, 2018 • 15 min
Vince Volpe, Deputy AD & COO at University of Texas at Rio Grand Valley, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Volpe’s specific role in creating the department’s strategic plan. Emphasizing how valuable the experience was for him and his colleagues, Volpe…
Charles Guthrie | Director of Athletics | Wisconsin - Green Bay
Aug 7, 2018 • 12 min
Charles Guthrie, Director of Athletics at Wisconsin Green Bay, joins @TaiMBrown as the two discuss Guthrie’s first six months in the chair. A former two-year college and Division II AD, Guthrie discusses how his previous experience helps him with his…
Jamie Zaninovich | Deputy Commissioner & COO | Pac-12 Conference
Aug 3, 2018 • 10 min
Jamie Zaninovich, Deputy Commissioner & COO at the Pac-12, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss leadership from the conference perspective. Zaninovich, former Commissioner of the West Coast Conference, discusses the decision making process when weighing concerns…
Mark Dantonio | Head Football Coach | Michigan State
Jul 31, 2018 • 7 min
Mark Dantonio, Head Football Coach at Michigan State, visited @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast for a quick interview to discuss team chemistry in terms of a family atmosphere. Dantonio believes a family environment has led to his success as a head…
Dr. Chris Kimball | President | Cal Lutheran University
Jul 27, 2018 • 12 min
Dr. Chris Kimball, President at Cal Lutheran, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the importance of athletics on campus. Kimball talks about how the connection between academics and athletics is essential at CLU, specifically speaking on the process of educating…
Markus Jennings | Associate AD for External Affairs | Sacramento State
Jul 26, 2018 • 13 min
Markus Jennings, Associate AD for External Affairs at Sacramento State, joins @TaiMBrown on 1.Question during the 2018 NACDA Convention. Jennings talks about his transition from the corporate world to working in development to his current position…
Sherryta Freeman | Director of Athletics | Lafayette College
Jul 25, 2018 • 16 min
Sherryta Freeman, AD at Lafayette College, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss her evaluation process during the first few months in the chair. Freeman discusses how making connections within the department and on campus allows her to…
Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk | President | Frostburg State University
Jul 20, 2018 • 15 min
Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk, President at Frostburg State, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss FSU’s transition from D-III to D-II. Nowaczyk touches on the feasibility study involving facilities, staffing, Student-Athletes, and the university as a whole to gauge the…
Kelley Hartley Hutton | Director of Athletics | Purdue Fort Wayne
Jul 17, 2018 • 15 min
Kelley Hartley Hutton, AD at Purdue Fort Wayne, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss her role in twice rebranding the department. When she started as AD, athletics was branded as IPFW Athletics. Hartley Hutton discusses the process of presenting the rebrand idea…
Portia Hoeg | Executive Director of Athletics | Rhodes College
Jul 16, 2018 • 12 min
Portia Hoeg, Executive Director of Athletics at Rhodes College, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the transition into her new role. Hoeg talks about what attracted her to the job, and what she expects to bring to the department. She also discusses the…
Dr. Kristene Kelly | Director of Athletics | Keene State College
Jul 13, 2018 • 19 min
Dr. Kristene Kelly, AD at Keene State and soon to be Sr. Associate AD/SWA at Dartmouth joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the aspects of her time in the chair that she will bring to her upcoming appointment. Kelly talks about how her department provided creative…
Sean Frazier | Associate VP & Director of Athletics | Northern Illinois
Jul 10, 2018 • 12 min
Sean Frazier, Assoc. VP & AD at NIU, visits @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast at the 2018 NACDA Convention. Frazier discusses the tumultuous environment in society and its effect on leadership in athletics. He mentions being a constant educator on…
John Shukie | President | Forward Progress Athletics Consulting
Jul 4, 2018 • 10 min
John Shukie, President of Forward Progress Athletic Consulting, visited with @TaiMBrown at the 2018 NACDA Convention. Shukie provides insight into the upcoming NCAA Academic Based Revenue Distribution Initiative. He explains how schools can position…
Rob Knox | Associate Media Relations Director | Towson
Jun 29, 2018 • 10 min
Rob Knox, Associate Media Relations Director at Towson, visits with @TaiMBrown at the 2018 NACDA Convention. Knox, incoming CoSIDA President, talks about the significance of being only the 2nd African-American president in the association’s history. He…
Eileen Daley | Sr. Associate AD/SWA | San Jose State
Jun 26, 2018 • 10 min
Eileen Daley, Sr. Associate AD for Academic & Student Services/SWA at San Jose State, chats with @TaiMBrown about her background in admissions and how it helps with her current role in athletics. Daley initially left the department and joined campus…
Mark Jackson | Director of Athletics | Villanova University
Jun 21, 2018 • 14 min
Mark Jackson, AD at Villanova, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss leadership through self-discovery. Jackson speaks to the importance for people in leadership positions to find the quiet time to understand who they are. He talks about his own process of…
Tanner Gardner | Sr. Associate AD & COO | Rice University
Jun 19, 2018 • 10 min
Tanner Gardner, Sr. Assoc. AD & COO at Rice, visits @TaiMBrown as the two discuss how Gardner’s background as a business management consultant in the corporate world helped land his initial position as Chief Revenue Officer; a role which oversaw most…
Dell Robinson | Search Associate for Athletic Practice | Spelman Johnson
Jun 15, 2018 • 16 min
Dell Robinson, Lead Search Associate for the Athletic Practice at the Spelman Johnson Executive Search Firm, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. Robinson, former commissioner for the GLIAC and conference office veteran, discusses how his…
Dr. Renae Myles | Sr. Assoc. AD, COO, SWA | Winthrop University
Jun 13, 2018 • 13 min
Dr. Renae Myles, Sr. Assoc. AD, COO & SWA at Winthrop, visits with @TaiMBrown to discuss the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) events at the upcoming 2018 NACDA Convention. Myles discusses important aspects of the MOAA Symposium including…
Judy Sackfield | Deputy AD & SWA | Texas A&M-Commerce
Jun 11, 2018 • 11 min
Judy Sackfield, Deputy AD & SWA at Texas A&M Commerce, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. Sackfield, having been interim AD twice, discusses how time in the Chair has helped her in her current role as the Deputy. She specifically speaks on…
Lesley Irvine | Director of Athletics| Pomona & Pitzer Colleges
Jun 8, 2018 • 15 min
Lesley Irvine, AD at Pomona & Pitzer Colleges, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss the process of developing a culture. Hired as the first full-time AD in almost 20 years, Irvine’s department has won conference & national championships. She talks about core…
Jo Potuto | Faculty Athletics Rep & Law Professor | University of Nebraska
Jun 7, 2018 • 12 min
Jo Potuto, FAR & Law Professor at Nebraska, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss concerns currently on the minds of FARs around the country. Potuto touches on ramifications of potential transfer rules and maintaining academic integrity in the process. She also…
Dr. Kevin A. Blue | Director of Athletics | UC Davis
Jun 5, 2018 • 10 min
Dr. Kevin Blue, Director of Athletics at UC Davis, joins @TaiMBrown to discuss his methods of staff development and professional learning. Blue, the “Professorial AD,” taught classes while earning his MBA & PhD and talks about how important learning is as…
Ron McKeefery | VP of Performance & Education | Plae Perform
May 31, 2018 • 10 min
Ron McKeefery, VP of Performance & Education for PLAE Perform, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast during the 2018 CSCCa National Conference. McKeefery, former S&C coach in the NFL, MLB, on the collegiate level, and Army Special Forces shares…
Patrick Dunkley | Deputy AD & Sr. University Counsel | Stanford
May 29, 2018 • 11 min
Patrick Dunkley, Deputy AD & Sr. University Counsel at Stanford, visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss how his legal background prepared him for his current role with Stanford athletics. Categorizing his responsibilities as 60/40…
Jason Grooms | Assistant AD for Football | Vanderbilt University
May 25, 2018 • 14 min
Jason Grooms, Assistant AD for Football at Vandy, visits with @TaiMBrown to discuss how the admin-level football operations role benefits the athletics department as a whole. He notes the growth from team travel manager, to being the bridge between the AD…
Kenneth O. Miles | Assistant Vice Chancellor & Executive Director | LSU
May 22, 2018 • 11 min
Kenneth Miles, Asst. Vice Chancellor & Exec. Director for the Center for Student-Athletes at LSU, visits with @TaiMBrown on 1.Question to discuss his unique role reporting to the Vice Provost of Academic Support & Review, as well as a dotted line to the…
Dave Hart | Special Advisor to the Chancellor | East Carolina (Pt. 2)
May 18, 2018 • 11 min
Continuing his visit with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast, Dave Hart talks about trust in communications saying that most, if not all, major decisions in athletics should be communicated with the President well before those decisions are actually…
Dave Hart | Special Advisor to the Chancellor | East Carolina (Pt. 1)
May 17, 2018 • 8 min
Dave Hart, long time leader in the college athletics industry and current Special Advisor to the Chancellor at ECU visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. In the first part of the conversation, Hart talks about the leadership challenge of making…
Garrett Rowland | Head S&C Coach | Lee University
May 14, 2018 • 13 min
Garrett Rowland, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Lee University, visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast during the 2018 CSCCa National Conference. Two years ago, Coach Rowland was asked to build Lee University’s first strength & conditioning…
Coach Andrea Hudy | Asst. AD for Sports Performance | Kansas
May 10, 2018 • 10 min
Coach Andrea Hudy, Asst. AD for Sports Performance at Kansas, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast during the 2018 CSCCa National Conference. Coach Hudy was an integral component to multiple national championships at UCONN and most recently,…
Scott Wetherbee | VP & Director of Athletics | Eastern Michigan
May 8, 2018 • 9 min
Scott Wetherbee, VP & Director of Athletics at Eastern Michigan University, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss his progression from a ticketing intern to Athletics Director. He recalls his exposure to alumni, marketing, development, and…
Devin Crosby | Director of Athletics | Lynn University
May 7, 2018 • 9 min
Devin Crosby, Director of Athletics at Lynn University, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss his approach to leadership. He discusses his philosophy on the fundamentals of C.A.R.E. (Cultivate, Absorb, Rest, Excellence). Crosby also talks…
Patti Phillips | CEO | Women Leaders in College Sports
May 2, 2018 • 10 min
Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the changing narrative around women in leadership roles within the industry. As of the recording, 26 women have been hired to positions such as…
Harry Stinson | Athletics Director | Lincoln (Pa.) University
Apr 30, 2018 • 10 min
Harry Stinson, Athletics Director at Lincoln (Pa.) University joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the process of moving a portion of the Lions athletics portfolio to a different conference. A member of the CIAA (NCAA DII), Lincoln…
Kevin Hurley | Sr. Associate AD for Facilities & Construction | Texas A&M
Apr 26, 2018 • 12 min
Kevin Hurley, Sr. Associate AD for Facilities & Construction at Texas A&M, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the process of coordinating multi-million dollar facilities projects. Hurley specifically talks about one of (if not…
Mike Hill | Director of Athletics | UNC-Charlotte
Apr 24, 2018 • 14 min
Mike Hill, AD at UNC-Charlotte, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss executing a basketball search within the first month of accepting the AD position. Hill, a first-time AD, talks understanding the expectations from the moment he…
David Wright | Assistant VP & Development Officer | Gettysburg College
Apr 23, 2018 • 15 min
David Wright, Assistant VP, Development Officer, & AD at Gettysburg College (PA) visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss his unique responsibilities reporting to the Enrollment & Educational Services Division. In this role, Wright has had a…
Portia Hoeg | Director of Athletics | Allegheny
Apr 13, 2018 • 8 min
Portia Hoeg, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Allegheny College, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss some of the challenges that NCAA Division III institutions face as the cost of higher education continues to rise. Hoeg touches…
Eric Hyman | Athletics Director | Retired (Part 2)
Apr 10, 2018 • 9 min
1.Question Co-host @TaiMBrown continues his conversation with Eric Hyman, retired college athletics leader. Hyman talks about maintaining values and avoiding situational ethics as a leader in the current high-dollar college athletics environment. On the…
Victor Santa Cruz | Head Football Coach | Azusa Pacific
Apr 9, 2018 • 10 min
Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific University, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. Santa Cruz mentions how including the whole athletics department in the decision…
Tim Duncan | Deputy AD for External Affairs | Northeastern
Apr 6, 2018 • 8 min
Tim Duncan, new Deputy AD for External Affairs at Northeastern University, recently stepped down as Director of Athletics at Clayton State. Prior to doing so, he visited @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss professional development for his…
Eric Hyman | Athletics Director | Retired (Part 1)
Apr 5, 2018 • 10 min
Eric Hyman, former Director of Athletics at VMI, Miami (OH), TCU, South Carolina, and Texas A&M, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. Hyman’s career spanned 47 years in intercollegiate athletics including his time as a Student-Athlete,…
Chris Fuller | Deputy AD - External Operations | Syracuse
Apr 4, 2018 • 14 min
Chris Fuller, Deputy Athletics Director for External Operations at Syracuse University, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the similarities and differences between the corporate sales & marketing industry and athletic development…
Paul Winters | Head Football Coach | Wayne State
Apr 2, 2018 • 9 min
Paul Winters, Head Football Coach at Wayne State University, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss how his very visible role as football coach is and should be a benefit to the athletics department as a whole. From development, being an…
Stevie Baker-Watson | Assoc. VP & Director of Athletics | DePauw
Mar 30, 2018 • 14 min
Stevie Baker-Watson, Associate VP & Director of Athletics at DePauw University joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss group dynamics. Baker-Watson has served on dozens of NCAA committees and working groups designed to improve the state of…
Dr. Pat Ivey | Assistant AD for Athletic Performance | Arkansas State
Mar 27, 2018 • 14 min
Dr. Pat Ivey, Assistant AD for Athletic Performance at Arkansas State, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the influence held by those in the Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Performance position. Coach Ivey expounds on the variety…
Sherie Cornish Gordon | Director of Athletics | Albany State
Mar 26, 2018 • 7 min
Albany State’s AD, Sherie Cornish Gordon, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the leadership challenges involved with combining two athletics programs from two very different institutions. When Albany State University absorbed…
Brian Streeter | Director of Athletics | Penn State - Behrend
Mar 23, 2018 • 13 min
Brian Streeter, Director of Athletics at Penn State - Behrend, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the benefits of longevity and continuity at one institution. Streeter has been at Penn State - Behrend for 21 years, with coaches on…
Larry Lyons | Director of Athletics | Illinois State University
Mar 22, 2018 • 10 min
Larry Lyons, Director of Athletics at Illinois State, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss maintaining a strong and stable financial status throughout a tumultuous budgetary period within the state of Illinois. He touches on…
Matt Bassett | Assistant VP & Director of Athletics | Le Moyne College
Mar 19, 2018 • 18 min
Matt Bassett, Assistant Vice President & Director of Athletics at Le Moyne College, visits with @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast to discuss developing a successful campus-wide program geared toward enhancing the Student-Athlete (SA) experience. The…
Kelley Kish | Director of Athletics | Lake Erie College
Mar 16, 2018 • 13 min
Kelley Kish, Director of Athletics at Lake Erie College, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast on her 101st day on the job. With that milestone as the backdrop, the conversation centered around her process of learning the new environment, making…
Jean Boyd | Executive Sr. Associate AD | Arizona State University (Part 2)
Mar 15, 2018 • 9 min
Jean Boyd, Executive Sr. Associate AD at Arizona State, rounds out his conversation with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast with specifics on how the NFL setup will work for the Sun Devils. Boyd mentions messaging to Student-Athletes, recruiting, and…
Jean Boyd | Executive Sr. Associate AD | Arizona State University (Part 1)
Mar 13, 2018 • 11 min
Jean Boyd, Executive Sr. Associate AD at Arizona State, joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the NFL-type setup that the Sun Devils have implemented for the football program. In the first of a two part interview, Boyd touches on the new…
Andy Carter | Director of Athletics | Minot State University
Mar 12, 2018 • 9 min
Andy Carter, Director of Athletics at Minot State University, visits with @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the interesting moment in time which exists after a coach leaves a program and before a new coach is hired. Carter expounds on…
Tim Schoonveld | Co-Athletic Director | Hope College
Mar 9, 2018 • 11 min
Hope College sets the standard for attendance in NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Basketball. Co-Athletic Director, Tim Schoonveld joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss the process of engaging fans and consistently leading in fan…
Robyn Fralick | Head Women’s Basketball Coach | Ashland University
Mar 5, 2018 • 9 min
Coach Robyn Fralick has been a head coach for a total of three basketball seasons - all at Ashland University. During that span, she has amassed nearly 100 wins and a NCAA DII National Championship. Coach Fralick took a few minutes during this year’s…
Mel Tjeerdsma | Director of Athletics | NW Missouri State
Mar 2, 2018 • 7 min
Coach Mel Tjeerdsma, Director of Athletics at NW Missouri State University, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. Coach Tjeerdsma, three time national champion football coach, discusses his transition to Director of Athletics and how he has…
Sam Atkinson | Assoc. AD for Communications | Gallaudet
Feb 28, 2018 • 9 min
Sam Atkinson, Associate Athletic Director of Communications at Gallaudet University joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. Atkinson explains the intricacies of telling the athletics story of the world’s only university in which all programs and…
Jacqie McWilliams | Commissioner | CIAA
Feb 26, 2018 • 15 min
Jacqie McWilliams, Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), joins @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. McWilliams, in her fifth year leading the CIAA, discusses the intricacies of hosting the conference’s basketball…
Paul Plinske | Athletic Director | University of Nebraska-Kearney
Feb 23, 2018 • 14 min
Paul Plinske, Director of Athletics at University of Nebraska at Kearney, joins the 1.Question podcast to discuss UNK’s recent announcement that it will drop three sports as part of a campus-wide plan to close a $3.4M budget deficit. Plinske addresses…
Warde Manuel | Director of Athletics | University of Michigan
Feb 23, 2018 • 13 min
Warde Manuel, Director of Athletics at Michigan, visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss his role in ensuring that all sports feel valued within the athletics department. Acknowledging that the majority of media coverage goes to…
Keith Hackett | Director of Athletics | Cornell College
Feb 21, 2018 • 16 min
Keith Hackett, Director of Athletics at Cornell College, visits with @TaiMBrown and the 1.Question Podcast. Hackett talks about leading while facing budget cuts and budgetary restrictions. He specifically discusses the difficulty of cutting sports. A key…
Craig McPhail | VP of Athletics & Club Sports| Lees-McRae College
Feb 19, 2018 • 10 min
Craig McPhail, VP of Athletics at Lees-McRae College visits with @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast. McPhail discusses how the “Vice President” title has enhanced his leadership on campus. He also touches on preparations for the arrival of a new…
Dr. China Jude | Sr. Associate AD for Admin/SWA | Wyoming (Part 2)
Feb 16, 2018 • 6 min
In part 2 of the conversation with Dr. China Jude, Sr. Association AD for Admin & SWA at Wyoming, discusses her approach to learning as much as possible in her new position and how her previous experience as a Director of Athletics will help lead to…
Dan Schumacher | Director of Athletics | Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Feb 14, 2018 • 12 min
Dan Schumacher, Director of Athletics at UW-Eau Claire, visits 1.Question Podcast co-host @TaiMBrown at the 2018 NCAA Convention. Schumacher, currently in his third AD job, discusses doing your best due diligence to understand the issues you may face when…
Dr. China Jude | Sr. Associate AD for Admin/SWA | Wyoming (Part 1)
Feb 12, 2018 • 11 min
Dr. China Jude, Senior Associate AD for Administration & SWA at Wyoming, visits the 1.Question Podcast to discuss her career up to this point. In the first of two parts, Dr. Jude discusses her thought process during her very successful tenure as the…
Tim McMurray | Director of Athletics | Texas A&M-Commerce
Feb 9, 2018 • 14 min
Tim McMurray, Director of Athletics at Texas A&M Commerce, visits with 1.Question to talk about the Lions NCAA Division II football championship and the athletic department’s “Best in Class” initiative which puts heavy emphasis on providing an excellent…
Tim Teykl | Director of High School Relations | University of Houston (Part 2)
Feb 9, 2018 • 9 min
In the second part of his 1.Question interview, Coach Tim Teykl, Director of High School Relations at University of Houston, discusses the role he plays within the football program, and ultimately, the athletics department as a whole. Coach Teykl also…
David Shaw | Head Football Coach | Stanford University (Part 2)
Feb 8, 2018 • 7 min
In the second part of his 1.Question interview, Coach Shaw addresses what he sees as a major deficiency in the development of young people today. He mentions the responsibility that coaches (and leaders in general) have in teaching humility, and…
Julie Soriero | Director of Athletics | MIT
Feb 7, 2018 • 8 min
@TaiMBrown visits with Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics at MIT, during the 2018 NCAA Convention. Soriero, a former coach and longtime administrator, discusses the aspects of positioning oneself for career advancement. The 2018 NCAA President’s Pat…
David Shaw | Head Football Coach | Stanford University (Part 1)
Feb 7, 2018 • 8 min
@TaiMBrown visits with David Shaw, Head Football Coach at Stanford University, at the 2018 AFCA Convention. Coach Shaw talks about his philosophy on communicating with recruits, “Start as you mean to go on.” Essentially, he saying that coaches should be…
Tim Teykl | Director of High School Relations | University of Houston (Part 1)
Jan 31, 2018 • 9 min
1.Q Co-host Tai Brown visits with Tim Teykl, Director of High School Relations at University of Houston, during the 2018 AFCA Convention. The discussion centers around the concern people have about the growing number of staff members within college…
Valerie Cleary | Director of Athletics | Portland State University
Jan 30, 2018 • 7 min
Tai Brown visits with Valerie Cleary, Director of Athletics at Portland State University, during the 2018 NCAA convention. Cleary discusses the thought process needed, as a leader, to be able to make tough decisions. She mentions the difficulty ADs face…
Dr. Brian Hainline | Chief Medical Officer | NCAA
Jan 29, 2018 • 11 min
Tai Brown talks with Dr. Brian Hainline at the 2018 NCAA Convention. Dr. Hainline, Chief Medical Officer for the NCAA, addresses the medical concerns that are currently on the forefront of the minds of all who are involved with Student-Athletes. The…
David Cutcliffe | Head Football Coach | Duke University
Jan 24, 2018 • 8 min
Tai Brown visits with David Cutcliffe, Head Football Coach at Duke University, during the 2018 AFCA Convention. Coach Cutcliffe, known for hiring and developing young coaches, discusses his philosophy on creating a culture for success; specifically with…
Rob Carolla | Director of Communications | College Football 150th Anniversary
Jan 22, 2018 • 6 min
Tai Brown sets up shop at the 2018 NCAA Convention and visits with Rob Carolla, Director of Communications at College Football’s 150th Anniversary. Carolla discusses the organization designed to spearhead college football’s sesquicentennial celebration.…
Scott Roussel | Media Outlet Owner | Footballscoop.com
Jan 16, 2018 • 11 min
Tai Brown caught up with Footballscoop.com owner, Scott Roussel, at the American Football Coaches Association’s 2018 national coaches convention. The man behind the scoop discusses his role in gathering “intel” while keeping sources confidential for over…
Mike London | Head Football Coach | Howard University
Jan 10, 2018 • 9 min
Tai Brown talks with Mike London at the 2018 American Football Coaches Association’s national convention. London, Head Football Coach at Howard University, discusses the investment the school has made in athletics, and specifically football as it works to…
Tim Cassidy | Senior Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations | Arizona State University
Jan 9, 2018 • 10 min
Tai Brown visits with Tim Cassidy, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Football Operations at Arizona State University. With 35 years of experience, Tim has been involved with numerous football coaching transitions. In this conversation, Cassidy talks…
Kyle Vasey | Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Planning | University of Alambama
Jan 3, 2018 • 11 min
Tai Brown catches up with Kyle Vasey, Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Planning at University of Alabama. With data analytics playing an ever-increasing role in strategic decisions, Vasey’s position enhances the department by offering input in…
Keri Becker | Director of Athletics | Grand Valley State University - Part Two
Dec 21, 2017 • 5 min
In the second of two parts, Tai Brown continues his conversation with Keri Becker, Athletic Director at Grand Valley State University, about her background as a long time head softball coach and how that helps in her current leadership role. Becker also…
Keri Becker | Director of Athletics | Grand Valley State University - Part One
Dec 20, 2017 • 8 min
Tai Brown visits with Keri Becker, Director of Athletics at Grand Valley State University. In the first of a two part conversation, Becker talks about sustaining success as she is a year and a half into leading a program that has won 12 of the last 14…
Wright Waters | Executive Director | Football Bowl Association
Dec 14, 2017 • 14 min
Football Bowl Association Executive Director and former Sun Belt Commissioner Wright Waters checks back in with 1.Q to discuss this year’s bowl landscape, developments around student-athletes skipping post-season play, the impact of ESPN Events and more.…
Mike Sinquefield | Senior Associate AD, Internal Affairs | TCU
Dec 12, 2017 • 10 min
Tai Brown visits with Mike Sinquefield, Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs at TCU. Sinquefield has made the trek from Equipment Manager, to Director of Football Operations, and now a senior leadership post in athletics administration. He…
Dr. Brandon Martin | Athletic Director | California State University, Northridge
Dec 6, 2017 • 14 min
Tai Brown visits with Dr. Brandon Martin, Athletic Director at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Martin talks in great depth about how his focus on professional development has helped him in his current leadership role. He also discusses how…
Van Malone | Defensive Coordinator | Southern Methodist University
Dec 5, 2017 • 14 min
Tai Brown visits with Van Malone, Defensive Coordinator at Southern Methodist University, to discuss the aspects of preparing for the opportunity to interview for a head coaching position. Coach Malone, completing his third year as a DC, talks about his…
Dr. Linda Livingstone | President | Baylor University
Nov 29, 2017 • 8 min
Tai Brown visits with Dr. Linda Livingstone, President at Baylor University. In the first year of her presidency, Dr. Livingstone emphasizes how intercollegiate athletics can be transformative to an institution’s culture. A former Student-Athlete herself,…
Dr. Robert B. Sloan | President | Houston Baptist University
Nov 28, 2017 • 11 min
Tai Brown visits with Dr. Robert B. Sloan, President at Houston Baptist University, to discuss the process of moving the athletics program from NAIA to NCAA Division I, and subsequently, starting a football program. Sloan touches on the variety of…
Sue Thaden | President & CEO | From Now On
Nov 22, 2017 • 11 min
From Now On President & CEO Sue Thaden checks back in with 1.Q to discuss how her entrepreneurial background allows her to connect with leaders in college athletics. Sue also covers Patrick Lencioni’s ‘The Ideal Team Player’ and how despite all the…
Johnny Williams | Executive Director | Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Nov 21, 2017 • 10 min
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Executive Director Johnny Williams discusses the prime-time slot his game has this year on the first day of bowl play, the community-wide effort in Montgomery & the uniqueness of Cramton Bowl. Williams, who has plenty of…
Jon Wilner | College Sports Reporter | Pac-12 Hotline
Nov 17, 2017 • 13 min
The Pac-12 Hotline’s Jon Wilner visited with 1.Q again to discuss his recent football oversight framework recommendations for the Pac-12 as the league continues to battle brand challenges. The timing of the conversation worked out quite well with the…
David Batson | Senior Associate Athletics Director, Athletic Compliance | Texas A&M University
Nov 15, 2017 • 8 min
Contributing host Tai Brown stepped into the compliance world to speak with David Batson, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Athletic Compliance at Texas A&M. Batson talks about the way to say no to head coaches and athletic directors without…
Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree | Athletics Director | North Carolina Central
Nov 14, 2017 • 11 min
Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree, Athletic Director at North Carolina Central University, visits @TaiMBrown on the 1.Question Podcast to discuss her success at hiring assistants as head coaches. She identifies empathy as one of the most important skills she looks…
Jean Lenti Ponsetto | Athletics Director | DePaul University
Nov 10, 2017 • 16 min
DePaul AD Jean Lenti Ponsetto covers a bunch of interesting ground on 1.Q in connection to her personal pre- & in-game agenda, some back story on how the new Wintrust Arena came to be, the benefit of driving more students & alumni to games, and how the…
Andy Fee | Athletics Director | Long Beach State
Nov 9, 2017 • 12 min
In this edition of the 1.Q, co-contributor Tai Brown visits with Long Beach State Athletics Director, Andy Fee. Only six months into the position, Fee talks about which aspect of the interview process was the most challenging to prepare for. He also talks…
Jim Tressel | President | Youngstown State University
Nov 7, 2017 • 14 min
In this edition of the 1.Question Presidential Series, co-contributor Tai Brown visits with Youngstown State University President, Jim Tressel. Coach Tressel speaks on how his time as a national championship winning coach helped him when he assumed…
Gene DeFilippo | Managing Director | Turnkey Search (Part 2)
Nov 6, 2017 • 4 min
Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo touches on how the latest MBB-FBI developments could impact search firms and the search process for new Head Coaches in the near future. DeFilippo points to the “team” of leaders who together…
Gene DeFilippo | Managing Director | Turnkey Search (Part 1)
Nov 3, 2017 • 11 min
Turnkey Search Managing Director, Gene DeFilippo, reviews how he assembled a team to help conduct an AD search when he sat in the chair, the hyper importance of confidentiality for search firms & all parties involved, the growth of firms talking to agents…
John Currie | Director of Athletics | Kansas State University
Nov 2, 2017 • 2 min
Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie is the first ever 1.Q guest as he joins to review the reasons for fundraising and facility successes in Manhattan.
Jenn Strawley | Deputy AD & SWA | University of Miami
Nov 1, 2017 • 10 min
1.Q co-contributor Tai Brown visited with Jenn Strawley, No. 2 in command at University of Miami, to discuss her involvement in hiring new football coach, Mark Richt. Strawley touches on presenting candidates to the search committee, and helping Coach…
Judy MacLeod | Commissioner | Conference USA
Oct 31, 2017 • 4 min
Conference USA will move their basketball championships to the new Ford Center at the Star sports facilities owned in part by the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, Texas. 1.Q co-contributor @TaiMBrown caught up with Commissioner Judy MacLeod to discuss the…
Glenn Wong | Sports Law Professor | Arizona State University
Oct 26, 2017 • 13 min
Tai Brown visited with Glenn Wong of ASU Sports Law to discuss the state of law in college sports. A leading expert on the topic, Wong covers a number of items including recent happenings and pending cases that could have a tremendous effect on…
Kathy DeBoer | Executive Director | American Volleyball Coaches Association
Oct 25, 2017 • 9 min
Visiting with the constant flow of high-level executives who attend the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports national convention, 1.Q co-contributor Tai Brown catches up with Kathy DeBoer, Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches…
David Teel | Reporter | Daily Press
Oct 24, 2017 • 9 min
The Daily Press’ David Teel provides context to the Athletic Director hire of Carla Williams at Virginia. Teel covers comparisons to recent AD selections around the ACC, the challenge of Football and revenue that Williams will soon tackle, how…
Neil Mandt | Founder & CEO | MANDT VR
Oct 20, 2017 • 4 min
In this teaser 1.Q, Matt Roberts sat down with Neil Mandt, Founder & CEO of MANDT VR. Mandt speaks to how athletic directors and advanced marketing leaders can look to utilize new technology to enhance the fan experience. More to come from this interview!
Keisha Dunlap | Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer | Conference USA
Oct 18, 2017 • 4 min
While visiting the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, contributing host Tai Brown sat down with Conference USA Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer, Keisha Dunlap. Dunlap focuses on her 14 year tenure, and how her…
Brad Todd | Founder | Coach to Cure MD
Oct 17, 2017 • 14 min
Coach to Cure MD has been the partner cause for the American Football Coaches Association since 2008, most visible via the large patches and other branding worn by coaches around the nation on the fourth weekend of every September. Coach to Cure…
Glenn Wong | Executive Director of Sports Law and Business Program | Arizona State University
Oct 13, 2017 • 11 min
Visiting the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, contributing host Tai Brown sat down with Glenn Wong, Executive Director of the Sports Law and Business Program at Arizona State University. Wong discusses the new collaboration with…
Nona Richardson | Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator | University of Utah
Oct 12, 2017 • 5 min
Visiting the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, contributing host Tai Brown sat down with 2017 Women Leaders Division 1-FBS Administrator of the Year, Nona Richardson, current Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman…
Tamica Smith-Jones | Director of Athletics | University of California-Riverside
Oct 11, 2017 • 13 min
Visiting the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports National Convention, contributing host Tai Brown sat down with 2017 Women Leaders Division 1 Administrator of the Year, Tamica Smith-Jones, current Director of Athletics at the University of…
Brittney Whiteside | Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator | Appalachian State University
Oct 10, 2017 • 4 min
In this quick interview from the 2017 NACDA Convention, contributing host Tai Brown visits with Brittney Whiteside, Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women’s Administrator at Appalachian State University. Whiteside speaks on the importance of…
Mario Moccia | Athletic Director | New Mexico State University (Part 2)
Oct 6, 2017 • 6 min
In part two of his interview, New Mexico State AD Mario Moccia dives into strategies of how to deal with negative media members. Notes Moccia, “I never understood why there’d be animosity with anyone in the media. […] I always thought, ‘I’m going to be…
Mario Moccia | Athletic Director | New Mexico State University (Part 1)
Oct 5, 2017 • 5 min
New Mexico State Athletic Director Mario Moccia starts his two-part 1.Q with thoughts on how an athletic director at his/her alma mater has the ability to offer a different perspective to constituent groups than a leader from the outside. Moccia also…
Todd Berry | Executive Director | American Football Coaches Association
Oct 4, 2017 • 7 min
Tai Brown revisits his old stomping grounds to speak with Todd Berry, Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association. In this 1.Q, Coach Berry speaks on the involvement of the FBS head coaches in the NCAA legislative process through…
Andrew Althoff & Josh Nelson | Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Performance | Baylor University
Oct 3, 2017 • 12 min
Contributing host Tai Brown visited with Coaches Andrew Althoff and Josh Nelson from Baylor University to discuss science and technology within the Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Performance industry. During the conversation, these two expert…
Larry Lyons | Athletic Director | Illinois State University
Oct 2, 2017 • 10 min
We’re up to 19 Athletic Director openings nationally - 18 if there’s not technically a vacancy at Louisville yet - and some of the chairs may end up being filled by an existing leader from within the organization. That’s the path Illinois State…
Jeff Hathaway | Athletic Director | Hofstra University
Sep 25, 2017 • 4 min
In today’s interview, Tai Brown talks leadership development with Jeff Hathaway, AD at Hofstra, including the mantra that “the role of a leader is to create and maintain and environment that people want to be a part of.” Hathaway discusses developing this…
Daniel Libit | Editor | NMFishbowl.com (Part 2)
Sep 22, 2017 • 10 min
NMFishbowl.com’s Daniel Libit is back for Part II of his 1.Q and finishes with advice on how New Mexico Athletic Director Eddie Nunez should approach his new role in Albuquerque. Prior to perspective for Nunez, Libit opines on who really…
Daniel Libit | Editor | NMFishbowl.com (Part 1)
Sep 21, 2017 • 11 min
NMFishbowl.com Editor Daniel Libit has raised eyebrows over the past 11 months in his role as “the independent watchdog of UNM Lobos Athletics”. Libit joins 1.Q to provide background and context on NMFishbowl.com, where it may be going next, if there’s a…
Michael Smith | Staff Writer | SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily
Sep 20, 2017 • 9 min
On the heels of the blockbuster announcement from Learfield and IMG College, SBJ/SBD’s Michael Smith checks in to discuss the details of the partnership, what questions remain, how the industry may be impacted, and what effect the “deal of decade” will…
John David Wicker | Athletic Director | San Diego State University
Sep 19, 2017 • 13 min
San Diego State Athletic Director John David Wicker reviews football’s major success over the past few seasons, including a big win over Stanford last Saturday that set an all-time high in gross gate revenue for the Aztecs. Wicker notes the…
Ed Stewart | Senior Associate Commissioner for Football | Big 12
Sep 13, 2017 • 11 min
Ed Stewart, Big 12 Senior Associate Commissioner for Football, speaks with 1.Question Host Tai Brown on his role as Senior Associate Commissioner for Football, and the task of bringing back the Big 12 Conference Football Championship Game.
Matt Doyle | Senior Associate AD/Director of Football Operations and Player Programs | Stanford University
Sep 13, 2017 • 13 min
Matt Doyle, Senior Associate Athletic Director/Director of Football Operations and Player Programs at Stanford University, visits with 1.Q contributing host Tai Brown to discuss working for multiple head coaches and athletics directors at one…
Gene DeFilippo | Managing Director | Turnkey Search
Sep 12, 2017 • 8 min
With both the University of California and the University of Virginia looking for a new Athletic Director, 1.Q checks back in with former Boston College/Villanova Athletic Director and current Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene…
Ken Kavanagh | Director of Athletics | Florida Gulf Coast University
Sep 8, 2017 • 4 min
Contributing host Tai Brown caught up with Ken Kavanagh, Athletic Director at Florida Gulf Coast University, at the 2017 NACDA Convention. Kavanagh discusses the advice he gives his sons who want to work in sports business and also insight given to…
Marilyn McNeil | Director of Athletics | Monmouth University (Part 2)
Sep 7, 2017 • 6 min
In Part II of Monmouth Athletic Director Marilyn McNeil’s 1.Q, the Hawks’ boss dives into if athletic directors can be too involved off their own campuses with added leadership roles. McNeil reflects on a number of high-profile…
Marilyn McNeil | Director of Athletics | Monmouth University (Part 1)
Sep 6, 2017 • 8 min
Monmouth Athletic Director Marilyn McNeil talks head coach communication and if her style changes with coaches who are having significant competitive success versus others who may not be winning as regularly. McNeil also…
Sean Frazier | Director of Athletics | Northern Illinois University
Aug 29, 2017 • 5 min
Sean Frazier, Athletic Director at Northern Illinois University, sits down with 1.Q contributing host Tai Brown at the 2017 NACDA Convention. Frazier discusses his early beginnings as a football coach and how/why he made the transition to…
Scott Corley | Director of Athletics | Belmont University
Aug 24, 2017 • 3 min
Scott Corley, Director of Athletics at Belmont University, reflects on his first year at Belmont and how his corporate lending background and overall involvement with the institution helped land him the job.
Dan Satter | Deputy Director of Athletics | Boston University
Aug 23, 2017 • 5 min
Contributing 1.Q host Tai Brown visited with Dan Satter, Deputy Director of Athletics at Boston University, during the 2017 NACDA Convention. Satter discusses the transition of working for a multimedia rights holder as an Assistant GM, to working with…
Jon Wilner | College Sports Reporter | San Jose Mercury News (Part 2)
Aug 18, 2017 • 12 min
We hear more from the San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner in this episode, regarding his personal shift from the College Hotline to the Pac-12 Hotline, and changes in the media marketplace.
Jon Wilner | College Sports Reporter | San Jose Mercury News
Aug 17, 2017 • 6 min
Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News talks about leadership dynamics surrounding the Golden Bears, continued financial challenges for athletics, and more.
Michael Alford | Associate VP and Director of Athletics | Central Michigan University
Aug 16, 2017 • 7 min
Contributing host Tai Brown visits with Michael Alford, Central Michigan’s new AD. Alford discusses the similarities of different areas in revenue generation including sponsorship and development. He also touches on how his time working for “sports…
Martin Newton | Director of Athletics | Samford University
Aug 15, 2017 • 7 min
Contributing host Tai Brown visits with Samford University AD Martin Newton about improving on the success of his predecessor, shuffling offices to identify team players, and using his marketing background to tell the Bulldogs’ story. Says Newton, “Things…
Ray Anderson | Athletic Director | Arizona State University
Aug 9, 2017 • 7 min
Contributing host Tai Brown visits with Arizona State Athletic Director Ray Anderson on his unique professional experiences prior to leading the Sun Devils. The pair also discuss the value of Anderson’s NFL background for current football…
Greg Seitz | Athletic Director | Jacksonville State University
Aug 8, 2017 • 5 min
How many sitting ADs can you name who have served as an Interim AD three different times before sitting in the chair permanently? Jacksonville State University’s athletic director Greg Seitz fits the bill and joins 1.Q to discuss…
Heather Lyke | Athletic Director | University of Pittsburgh
Aug 4, 2017 • 3 min
In this 1.Q, University of Pittsburgh Athletic Director Heather Lyke covers the importance of young administrators being intentional about who they work for, what can be learned in the process, and how the decision can impact career trajectory….
Chris Del Conte | Athletic Director | Texas Christian University
Jul 31, 2017 • 8 min
TCU AD Chris Del Conte chats with 1.Q contributing host Tai Brown on fitting the mold of an executive, dressing for the job you want, but at the same time being true to yourself. Del Conte admits there was a point in his career he tried to operate…
Chad Phillips | Vice President, Omnichannel Commerce | Learfield Licensing Partners (Part 2)
Jul 27, 2017 • 6 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, Learfield Licensing Partners Vice President of Omnichannel Commerce Chad Phillips shares the trends he will be looking for during the upcoming NCAA football season, and reveals the key to online/digital merchandise and…
Chad Phillips | Vice President, Omnichannel Commerce | Learfield Licensing Partners
Jul 26, 2017 • 5 min
Chad Phillips, Vice President of Omnichannel Commerce at Learfield Licensing Partners, talks with D1.ticker about Nike and the NBA’s decision to create four uniform “editions” per team, and considers whether or not the trend will filter down to…
Robert Seidman | Founder | @SportsTVRatings (Part 2)
Jul 25, 2017 • 8 min
Continuing the conversation with @SportsTVRatings creator Robert Seidman, today’s topics include predictions of which pro sports properties ESPN will ante up for next rights cycle, the increased year-round presence of the NBA, the potential of ESPNU…
Robert Seidman | Founder | @SportsTVRatings
Jul 21, 2017 • 23 min
Enjoy a good long listen today with @SportsTVRatings creator Robert Seidman, who has a long history of tracking trends in the sports and greater TV marketplace. Seidman shares his thoughts on the specific metric college athletics administrators should…
Julio Freire | Athletic Director/Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics | University of South Carolina Upstate
Jul 20, 2017 • 7 min
New USC Upstate AD Julio Freire offers insight on how he builds relationships with his head coaches during the early days of a tenure, a process that includes being present at as many practices and games as possible. Freire also shares his thoughts on…
Wren Baker | Vice President For Intercollegiate Athletics | University of North Texas
Jul 19, 2017 • 3 min
Contributing 1.Q host Tai Brown connected with North Texas AD Wren Baker at NACDA 2017 and spoke with him about his philosophy on the future of fundraising. Baker is bullish on aspiring administrators who have experience managing an annual fund, and…
David Harris | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Iowa
Jul 12, 2017 • 5 min
Contributing 1.Q host Tai Brown starts his conversation with Northern Iowa AD David Harris with an interesting question: “How much did you stick to your original first 90-day plan once you actually began as a new AD?” Listen as Harris shares his…
Scott Wetherbee | VP & Director of Athletics | Eastern Michigan University
Jul 7, 2017 • 9 min
In today’s episode, we head to Eastern Michigan, where AD Scott Wetherbee shares insights on how the search in Ypsilanti wrapped up - he was in church when he received the news. Wetherbee also touches on how he’ll keep in touch with the Eagles senior…
Chrissi Rawak | Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services | The University of Delaware
Jul 6, 2017 • 3 min
In this episode, Contributing 1.Question Host Tai Brown chats with Delaware AD Chrissi Rawak, who shares her thoughts on the value of experiential learning, and looking outside the industry for examples of how execute in a more effective manner. Rawak…
Anton Goff | Director of Athletics | St. John’s University
Jul 5, 2017 • 4 min
Contributing 1.Question Host @TaiMBrown caught up with St. John’s University Athletics Director Anton Goff at the 2017 NACDA Convention. The two discuss Goff’s rise from working in Student-Athlete Development to sitting in the AD chair. Goff touches on…
David Teel | Reporter | Daily Press (Part 2)
Jun 30, 2017 • 7 min
One more time with the Daily Press’ David Teel, this segment on how he structures his own content schedule in & out of competition seasons, as well as how well articles on the business of college athletics get engaged with versus…
David Teel | Reporter | Daily Press (Part 1)
Jun 29, 2017 • 8 min
David Teel of the Daily Press is back on 1.Question, this time to discuss improvements the ACC has implemented on the MBB officiating front. Of note, the league started issuing separate grades to referees for the final four minutes of each game, which…
Matt Sarzyniak | Sports TV Scheduling Expert
Jun 27, 2017 • 14 min
Lots of TV news above & now you can add this conversation to the list. Last week, sports TV scheduling expert, Matt Sarzyniak, penned on the potential future of ‘Group of 5’ TV rights. I caught up with Sarzniak to discuss what trends he’s…
Nick Florence | Director of Athletic Development | Baylor University
Jun 23, 2017 • 6 min
New 1.Q contributing host Tai Brown caught up with Baylor Director of Athletic Development Nick Florence during last week’s NACDA Convention in Orlando. Florence, who had a sterling career on the FB field for the Bears, covers his transition to…
Geoff Grammar | Writer | Albuquerque Journal
Jun 22, 2017 • 12 min
The Albuquerque Journal’s Geoff Grammer joins to discuss the AD search at New Mexico. Grammar provides context on how engaged & interested the Lobos fanbase is in the process, what skill set is necessary & ideal right now for UNM, if…
Michael Smith | Featured Author | SportsBusiness Daily/Journal (Part 2)
Jun 20, 2017 • 3 min
SBD/SBJ’s Michael Smith continues a conversation from the end of last week with perspective on what he’ll be keeping an eye on over the next six months. “I’m really fascinated with the expense side of it. For years and years we’ve written about…
Michael Smith | Featured Author | SportsBusiness Daily/Journal
Jun 16, 2017 • 7 min
SportsBusiness Daily/Journal’s Michael Smith joins to analyze this week’s huge news: Learfield acquiring Spectra & shifting back to the Paciolan brand. Smith runs through the synergies & where Learfield’s existing partnership portfolio…
Jon Wilner | Writer | San Jose Mercury News
Jun 8, 2017 • 10 min
The San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner has been doing some heavy lifting on the financial situation at Cal over the past couple of days & provides more context in this 1.Q. Of note, Wilner details how the university’s faculty views the challenges…
Carol Bruggeman | Executive Director | National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Jun 7, 2017 • 16 min
National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Executive Director Carol Bruggeman joins 1.Q & provides perspective on the state of college softball with the WCWS Final underway. Bruggeman notes how TV ratings continue to grow, along with…
Aaron Fitt | Author and Editor | D1Baseball.com (Part 2)
Jun 1, 2017 • 9 min
D1Baseball’s Aaron Fitt continues analyzing this year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament selections, starting with why some non-‘Power 5’ came up short & why the last four in were all ‘P5’ programs. Fitt considers what could be done with annual scheduling…
Aaron Fitt | Author and Editor | D1Baseball.com (Part 1)
May 31, 2017 • 6 min
D1Baseball’s Aaron Fitt dives in on the NCAA Baseball Tournament selection process, including what he believes the committee got right & what it missed. Out-of-conference strength of schedule is debated, as is the difficulty of northern-based…
Kevin McDonald | Chairman | Football Bowl Association
May 29, 2017 • 7 min
New Football Bowl Association chairman Kevin McDonald shares his perspective on whether or not Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey’s NFL Draft outcomes might influence future football student-athletes. He discusses the FBA’s views on the issue,…
Darren Dunn | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Colorado (Part 2)
May 25, 2017 • 5 min
Notable venture capitalist Peter Thiel’s go-to interview question is, “Tell me something that’s true, that almost nobody agrees with you on.” In this 1.Q, Northern Colorado AD Darren Dunn says it’s not one, two or three exact questions that he’s…
Darren Dunn | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Colorado (Part 1)
May 24, 2017 • 7 min
Northern Colorado AD Darren Dunn reflects on being mentored by former Missouri AD Mike Alden & how what he learned from Alden’s approach helped prepare him for the next step. Dunn also runs through a number of other leaders he’s worked…
Kyle Sherman | President | Home Team Sports/Fox College Sports Properties
May 23, 2017 • 9 min
More on the Home Team Sports/FOX College Sports Properties’ acquisition of Impression Sports & Entertainment, which comes on the heels of the pair working together on the LA Coliseum-United naming rights deal. Kyle Sherman,…
Kyle Moats | Director of Athletics | Missouri State University (Part 2)
May 19, 2017 • 9 min
Missouri State AD Kyle Moats continues with leadership insights, this time on how he aids his staffers once they have their own team to oversee within the department. Moats is also one of the only, if not the only, athletic…
Kyle Moats | Director of Athletics | Missouri State University (Part 1)
May 18, 2017 • 6 min
Missouri State AD Kyle Moats provides perspective on how he identifies, mentors & encourages young administrators who excel within his department. Moats also compares the experience for entry-level professionals in a mid-major department versus…
Scott Corley - Director of Athletics - Belmont University (Part 2)
May 17, 2017 • 6 min
Belmont AD Scott Corley continues his 1.Q with a review on how he & former Bruins AD Mike Strickland coordinated three weeks of information sharing in the office before Strickland officially retired last summer. Corley also provides…
Bob Driscoll - Director of Athletics - Providence College (Part 2)
May 16, 2017 • 2 min
Providence AD Bob Driscoll continues on the value of his mentoring relationship with former NBA HC Rolland Todd, as well as another with former Big East Commissioner Tranghese. Notable: ”If you surround yourself with…
Bob Driscoll - Director of Athletics - Providence College (Part 1)
May 16, 2017 • 8 min
Providence AD Bob Driscoll has led the Friars for the past 15-plus years. Given the average tenure of an AD these days is around a third of that length, I asked Driscoll how he stays fresh on the leadership front. You’ll enjoy his…
Bill Moos - Director of Athletics - Washington State University (Part 2)
May 16, 2017 • 11 min
Washington State AD Bill Moos continued in Part II of his 1.Q. Topics: The increase of premium seating areas in new construction & his message to all types of Cougar fans, the operation of regional fundraising offices, as well as a…
Scott Corley - Director of Athletics - Belmont University (Part 1)
May 15, 2017 • 4 min
Belmont Director of Athletics Scott Corley shares how the time he spent in the banking industry is benefiting him today, almost one year into the job at Belmont. Corley also discusses his outreach plan for gaining more athletic support during the…
Bill Moos - Director of Athletics - Washington State University (Part 1)
May 10, 2017 • 6 min
Washington State AD Bill Moos has successfully raised money in college athletics for nearly 30 years. In Part I of this 1.Q, Moos provides perspective on how driving donations has changed over the years. Sub-topics within the conversation include…
Rob Spear - Director of Athletics - University of Idaho (Part 2)
Apr 26, 2017 • 5 min
Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear digs in on how aspiring administrators should approach the challenge of adding sport oversight to their list of responsibilities. Spear also talks through which programs may be best for first-time facilitators,…
Rob Spear - Director of Athletics - University of Idaho (Part 1)
Apr 25, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s 1.Q, University of Idaho AD Rob Spear shares insights on how he manages the Vandals football program in Moscow.
Todd Stewart - Director of Athletics - Western Kentucky University (Part 2)
Apr 21, 2017 • 4 min
Part II of Western Kentucky AD Todd Stewart’s 1.Q focuses on how he interacts with current Head Coaches when there are opportunities on the table.
Todd Stewart - Director of Athletics - Western Kentucky University (Part 1)
Apr 20, 2017 • 7 min
Western Kentucky Athletic Director Todd Stewart debuts on 1.Q with perspective on how to handle feedback with head coaches involved in a search, plus more.
Zack Lassiter - Deputy AD, External Operations - Oregon State University (Part 2)
Apr 14, 2017 • 4 min
Oregon State Deputy AD for External Operations Zack Lassiter continues in part two of his 1.Q by discussing the path to the AD chair and increasing diversity in leadership roles.
Zack Lassiter - Deputy AD, External Operations - Oregon State University (Part 1)
Apr 13, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q, Oregon State Deputy Athletic Director for External Operations Zack Lassiter details his recent visit to the NACMA Veterans Summit.
Paul Suellentrop - Sports Writer - The Wichita Eagle
Apr 6, 2017 • 8 min
In today’s 1.Q, the Wichita Eagle’s Paul Suellentrop provides perspective on Wichita State’s move to the AAC including the impact on WSU athletics and the community.
Brady Burke - Director of Athletics - Southeast Missouri State University (Part 2)
Apr 5, 2017 • 6 min
More from Southeast Missouri State Athletic Director Brady Barke on the interpersonal approach he took when transitioning from Chief of Staff for the President to Interim, and then full-time, AD with the Redhawks.
Brady Barke - Director of Athletics - Southeast Missouri State University (Part 1)
Apr 4, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s 1.Q, Southeast Missouri State AD Brady Barke reflects on his career path and the importance of the relationship between the Athletic Director and the Chancellor at a university.
Joe Castiglione - Director of Athletics - University of Oklahoma (Part 2)
Apr 3, 2017 • 9 min
In Part II of his 1.Q, Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione shares perspective on how his job has changed given budget increases in college athletics over the years.
Joe Castiglione - Director of Athletics - University of Oklahoma (Part 1)
Mar 31, 2017 • 15 min
In this 1.Q, Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione reflects on his five-year run as a member of the NCAA Selection Committee. The conversation includes context on how he felt once his tenure was complete, the group approach to preparing for the CBS…
Chasse Conque - Director of Athletics - University of Arkansas - Little Rock (Part 2)
Mar 30, 2017 • 3 min
More from Little Rock AD Chasse Conque on structuring staff meetings and hitting all angles of pressing topics.
Chasse Conque - Director of Athletics - University of Arkansas - Little Rock (Part 1)
Mar 29, 2017 • 4 min
In today’s 1.Q, Little Rock AD Chasse Conque details his path to the Trojans AD role and shares his communication strategy to build trust with department staff.
Ziggy Siegfried - Director of Athletics - CSU Bakersfield (Part 2)
Mar 28, 2017 • 7 min
More from Cal State Bakersfield AD Ziggy Siegfried on preparing for the Roadrunners AD role and landing the job.
Ziggy Siegfried - Director of Athletics - CSU Bakersfield (Part 1)
Mar 24, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q Cal State Bakersfield AD Ziggy Siegfried discusses his interesting experience being an internal candidate during the Roadrunners AD search before landing the job.
Dan Radakovich - Director of Athletics - Clemson University
Mar 23, 2017 • 7 min
Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich shares his view on if an AD hiring a new Head Coach should reach-out directly to the AD of the Head Coach candidate for notification of interest and professional courtesy.
Peg Bradley-Doppes - Director of Athletics - University of Denver (Part 2)
Mar 22, 2017 • 5 min
More with Denver Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes on the advantages of having previous head coach experience and being an AD.
Peg Bradley-Doppes - Director of Athletics - The University of Denver (Part 1)
Mar 21, 2017 • 15 min
Denver Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes joins 1.Q to discuss key Denver head coach hires and translating high-level success to growing sports.
Mark Ingram - Director of Athletics - University of Alabama - Birmingham (Part 2)
Mar 10, 2017 • 6 min
UAB Athletic Director Mark Ingram continues in today’s 1.Q with who he leaned on for advice heading into his first AD post with the Blazers Football rebuild and why he and others in Birmingham have the unique experience to navigate the overall situation.
Mark Ingram - Director of Athletics - University of Alabama - Birmingham
Mar 9, 2017 • 5 min
In today’s 1.Q, Blazers Athletic Director Mark Ingram talks through how he balances fundraising for the re-launch of UAB football and his normal AD responsibilities.
Jeremy Sharpe - Associate AD, Communication Services - University of Arizona (Part 2)
Mar 8, 2017 • 7 min
Arizona Associate AD for Communications Services Jeremy Sharpe continues on insights around the recent hire of outgoing Central Michigan AD, David Heeke. Listen is as he talks through the planning of Heeke’s introductory press conference and…
Jeremy Sharpe - Associate AD, Communication Services - University of Arizona (Part 1)
Mar 7, 2017 • 11 min
In today’s 1.Q, Associate AD Jeremy Sharpe runs through the structure of how to prepare for the announcement of hiring a new Athletic Director.
Jim Murphy - Director of Athletics - Davidson College
Mar 2, 2017 • 8 min
Davidson Athletic Director, Jim Murphy, dives in on how he and his staff constructively assist with professional development for his head & assistant coaches. The approach includes helping to connect Wildcats coaches with peers around the…
John Currie - Director of Athletics - Kansas State University
Mar 1, 2017 • 2 min
For today’s 1.Q, we are reprising the first-ever 1.Q interview, which features newly named Tennessee Director of Athletics John Currie. Listen in as Currie talks about his approach to fundraising at K-State.
Bob Vecchione - Executive Director - NACDA (Part 2)
Feb 28, 2017 • 6 min
Part II with NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione focuses on NACDA’s expertise in the event space and his perspective on partnerships vs. competition.
Bob Vecchione - Executive Director - NACDA (Part 1)
Feb 27, 2017 • 6 min
NACDA Executive Director, Bob Vecchione, chats today on 1.Q about the new Athletic Director-only Spring Symposium.
Tim Hall - Director of Athletics - UMBC (Part 2)
Feb 24, 2017 • 11 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, UMBC AD Tim Hall covers the growth of the Retrievers Lacrosse program and brand in their diverse market.
Tim Hall - Director of Athletics - UMBC (Part 1)
Feb 23, 2017 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, UMBC Athletic Director Tim Hall analyzes the alignment he & President Hrabowski share on the approach to leadership, how they stay in constant communication given their combined travel schedules, plus more.
Parker Duffey - President & CEO - Tailgate Guys
Feb 22, 2017 • 9 min
In today’s 1.Q, Tailgate Guys President and CEO, Parker Duffey shares the founding story of Tailgate Guys, the growth of the company since then, and the recent acquisition of Gameday Tents.
Patti Phillips - CEO - Women Leaders in College Sports
Feb 21, 2017 • 16 min
CEO Patti Phillips shares details on the switch from NACWAA to Women Leaders in College Sports in today’s 1.Q.
Jim Senter - Director of Athletics - Citadel (Part 2)
Feb 20, 2017 • 7 min
Part II with The Citadel Athletic Director Jim Senter centers on the hiring of Head Coaches who fit the unique dynamics of an institution.
Jim Senter - Director of Athletics - Citadel (Part 1)
Feb 18, 2017 • 3 min
Citadel Athletic Director Jim Senter provides feedback on the challenges and opportunities associated with fundraising at a public institution vs. a private institution in today’s 1.Q.
Joel Erdmann - Director of Athletics - University of South Alabama (Part 2)
Feb 17, 2017 • 6 min
Today, South Alabama AD Joel Erdmann switches diamond sports to talk Jaguars Softball. Erdmann discusses their high-level of success, culture, the Women’s College World Series, plus more.
Joel Erdmann - Director of Athletics - University of South Alabama (Part 1)
Feb 16, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q, South Alabama AD Joel Erdmann discusses jaguars baseball and provides perspective on the quality of product the fans and student-athletes experience.
Greg McGarity - Director of Athletics - University of Georgia (Part 2)
Feb 15, 2017 • 10 min
Part II with Georgia AD Greg McGarity covers the importance of ADs being at games to take-in team dynamics, being head-on with coaches to address issues, and managing donors’ expectations.
Greg McGarity - Director of Athletics - University of Georgia (Part 1)
Feb 14, 2017 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, University of Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity shares details on how he connects with Georgia head coaches and stresses the importance of constant communication to remove road blocks.
Bob Roller - Director of Athletics - Campbell University
Feb 11, 2017 • 13 min
With the season only a week away, Campbell AD Bob Roller talks Camels’ baseball including the skill of identifying and hiring head coaches at the mid-major level.
Gene DeFilippo - Managing Director - Turnkey Search (Part 2)
Feb 10, 2017 • 7 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo discusses the recent hires of Greg Byrne at Alabama and Scott Stricklin at Florida. He also emphasizes the need for ADs to master telling their brand’s…
Gene DeFilippo - Managing Director - Turnkey Search (Part 1)
Feb 9, 2017 • 9 min
Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo begins this 1.Q by reflecting on the recent hire of Greg Byrne as the new AD at Alabama. Further, DeFilippo notes the challenge of keeping an AD search as quiet and confidential as possible and to what…
Matthew Kish - Reporter - Portland Business Journal
Feb 8, 2017 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q, Portland Business Journal’s Matthew Kish reviews the $6M deal between Rutgers and Adidas including his prospective on the largest apparel deals in the industry including Nike & Under Armour.
David Sayler - Director of Athletics - Miami University (Part 2)
Feb 7, 2017 • 4 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, Miami (OH) AD Sayler discusses Redhawks football, a major facility project on the horizon, and his strategic approach to meet the $80M goal for the “Graduating Champions” campaign.
David Sayler - Director of Athletics - Miami University (Part 1)
Feb 6, 2017 • 7 min
In today’s 1.Q, Miami University AD David Sayler discusses his $80M fundraising campaign for the Redhawks and dives into the benefits and challenges of taking on an athletics-only campaign.
Mark Jackson - Director of Athletics - Villanova University (Part 2)
Feb 4, 2017 • 8 min
Part II with Villanova Athletic Director Mark Jackson covers his time as Senior Associate AD & Chief Innovation Officer at USC, the changing media landscape, and shares his perspective on the coming renovation to VU’s Pavilion, plus more.
Mark Jackson - Director of Athletics - Villanova University (Part 1)
Feb 3, 2017 • 7 min
Today’s 1.Q starts with Villanova AD Mark Jackson. Topics covered include the residual effects of last year’s championship win on the Villanova brand including recruitment; and how he structures his staff’s annual retreat.
Mark Anderson - Sports Reporter - Las Vegas Review-Journal (Part 2)
Feb 2, 2017 • 7 min
More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mark Anderson on the AD search at UNLV. Topics covered include President Jessup’s preference to have head coaches be the front for fundraising, the financial and influential impact of the Feritta family, and…
Mark Anderson - Sports Reporter - Las Vegas Review-Journal (Part 1)
Feb 1, 2017 • 7 min
Today’s 1.Q features Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Mark Anderson. Listen in as he discusses the UNLV Athletic Director Search and the skill set the new AD should possess. Anderson also touches on how the Oakland Raiders move might play a role in the process.
Tim Buckley - Sports Reporter - The Daily Advertiser
Jan 31, 2017 • 11 min
In today’s 1.Q, The Daily Advertiser’s Tim Buckley updates us on the University of Louisiana AD search including former Missouri AD Mike Alden’s high-level involvement in the process.
Tim Leonard - Director of Athletics - Towson University (Part 2)
Jan 28, 2017 • 7 min
Towson AD Tim Leonard continues the conversation in part two of his 1.Q interview discussing maintaining momentum in the marketplace while competing with other sports brands.
Tim Leonard - Director of Athletics - Towson University (Part 1)
Jan 27, 2017 • 13 min
In today’s 1.Q, Towson AD Tim Leonard dives in on his approach to sport oversight; specifically discussing the nuances of managing relationships with head coaches.
Louisiana Tech University - Director of Athletics - Tommy McClelland
Jan 26, 2017 • 13 min
In today’s 1.Q, Louisiana Tech AD Tommy McClelland sheds light on how he handled the search for the Bulldogs new Head Baseball Coach. McClleland also reflects on the first-time he became an AD at the young age of 25.
Greg Hansen - Sports Columnist - Arizona Daily Star
Jan 24, 2017 • 9 min
Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star joins 1.Q to discuss the departure of Arizona’s AD Greg Byrne as he leaves to take the AD post at the University of Alabama and what’s next for Arizona.
Marc Jenkins - Chief Operating Officer - Learfield Sports (Part 2)
Jan 18, 2017 • 12 min
The conversation continues with Learfield COO Marc Jenkins in Part 2 of his 1.Q interview. Listen in as he dives deep into the recent Mogo Interactive acquisition and discusses how Mogo Interactive, SIDEARM, & KLEARintel can play off each other,…
Marc Jenkins - Chief Operating Officer - Learfield Sports (Part 1)
Jan 17, 2017 • 10 min
Learfield Sports COO, Marc Jenkins, joins 1.Q to discuss Learfield’s latest addition, Mogo Interactive, and provides context on how Learfield views acquisitions as a whole and details the Mogo deal.
Ross Bjork - Director of Athletics - University of Mississippi (Part 2)
Jan 16, 2017 • 10 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, Ole Miss Athletic Director, Ross Bjork recounts making his first AD decision on a key matter and continues the conversation of fundraising and student-athlete welfare.
Ross Bjork - Director of Athletics - University of Mississippi (Part 1)
Jan 14, 2017 • 9 min
Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork starts today’s 1.Q with the story of the first time he asked for $1,000,000, which included the involvement of current New Mexico State AD Mario Moccia and current Kansas State Deputy AD Laird Vetch, back…
David Teel - Columnist - Daily Press
Jan 12, 2017 • 15 min
In today’s 1.Q, the Daily Press’ David Teel updates us on the William & Mary Athletic AD search and shares his perspective on the search timeline, the impact of James Madison’s recent FCS National Championship could have, department staffing, plus…
Rick George - Director of Athletics - University of Colorado (Part 2)
Jan 9, 2017 • 8 min
In part II of his 1.Q interview, Colorado Athletic Director, Rick George, touches on several interesting topics including escalating pay for college football coaches, the Illinois AD search, business initiatives for college vs. pro sports, plus…
Rick George - Director of Athletics - University of Colorado (Part 1)
Jan 7, 2017 • 6 min
University of Colorado Athletic Director Rick George chats in today’s 1.Q on the timing and impact of Football’s success in relation to his “Drive for $105M” fundraising campaign. George notes the longterm effect Colorado’s 10-4 football season had in…
Mike Buddie - Director of Athletics - Furman University (Part 2)
Jan 6, 2017 • 7 min
Furman Athletic Director Mike Buddie continues his conversation with the closing of Furman’s recent Football Head Coach search and includes some general analysis on other FCS hires, plus more.
Mike Buddie - Director of Athletics - Furman University (Part 1)
Jan 5, 2017 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, Furman Athletic Director Mike Buddie dives into the background details of his recently completed Football Head Coach search that saw Air Force Assistant Clay Hendrix take the reigns of the Paladins.
Sean Frazier - Director of Athletics - Northern Illinois University
Dec 29, 2016 • 19 min
Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier goes in on the need for a serious look at a ‘Group of 5’ National Championship. Frazier’s position stems from financial challenges for G5 institutions & the potential for TV & corporate…
Ed McLaughlin - Director of Athletics - Virginia Commonwealth University (Part 2)
Dec 22, 2016 • 10 min
Part II of Virginia Commonwealth AD Ed McLaughlin’s 1.Q covers revenue growth opportunities, self-reviews, and how to effectively connect with student-athletes prior to them leaving an institution.
Ed McLaughlin - Director of Athletics - Viriginia Commonwealth University (Part 1)
Dec 21, 2016 • 12 min
Virginia Commonwealth AD, Ed McLaughlin, details the dynamics around his Men’s Basketball scheduling philosophies including the selection process of annual exempt events, building in return games for head coaches who have been “hired away”, plus…
Luke DeCock - Sports Columnist - The News & Observer
Dec 20, 2016 • 10 min
The News & Observer’s Luke DeCock joins 1.Q again and provides a deeper insight into the HB2 Bill scenario in North Carolina. DeCock discusses yesterday’s repeal by the City of Charlotte and the potential effects on the NCAA & ACC.
Tom Michael - Director of Athletics - Eastern Illinois University (Part 2)
Dec 16, 2016 • 12 min
Part II with Eastern Illinois AD, Tom Michael, covers a number of Men’s Basketball angles including; the aspects of coaching strategy he monitors during the action, the usefulness of technical fouls assessed to head coaches, how he balances his own…
Tom Michael - Director of Athletics - Eastern Illinois University (Part 1)
Dec 15, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Eastern Illinois AD Tom Michael discusses navigating funding challenges and MBB scheduling dynamics including balancing the number of home vs. away games.
Tommy Bell - Director of Athletics - Southern Illinois University (Part 2)
Dec 14, 2016 • 8 min
In Part II of his 1.Q interview, Southern Illinois AD Tommy Bell analyzes the Missouri Valley’s MBB & FB landscapes, the Salukis facility portfolio, and discusses his plan to restore glory to the Salukis athletic department.
Tommy Bell - Director of Athletics - Southern Illinois University (Part 1)
Dec 13, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s 1.Q, Southern Illinois AD Tommy Bell discusses the overall climate of collaboration between the Head Coaches in the Salukis Athletic Department.
Zack Barnett - College Football Writer - FootballScoop.com
Dec 10, 2016 • 9 min
FootballScoop.com’s Zack Barnett joins 1.Q to talk mainstream media reporting, trends in the marketplace, salary gaps between assistant coaches at Power 5 schools vs. head coaches at smaller schools, and more.
Matt Tanney - Director of Athletics - Western Illinois University
Dec 9, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Western Illinois AD Matt Tanney covers the balance of decision-making, the structure of head coach reviews, and the importance of student-athlete feedback.
David Harris - Director of Athletics - University of Northern Iowa
Dec 8, 2016 • 19 min
In today’s 1.Q, Northern Iowa AD David Harris shares his perspective on student-athlete welfare, student-athlete time demands at UNI compared to Power 5 schools, and what it’s like coming into to a school with a departing President.
Boo Corrigan - Director of Athletics - United States Military Academy
Dec 7, 2016 • 13 min
In today’s 1.Q, Army West Point AD Boo Corrigan provides a look inside the West Point athletic department including his day to day roles and responsibilities. Corrigan also shares his thoughts on creating points of differentiation in terms of…
Terry Mohajir - Director of Athletics - Arkansas State University (Part 2)
Dec 6, 2016 • 10 min
In part two of his 1.Q interview, Arkansas State AD Terry Mohajir comments on Michael Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal article regarding the realignment scenario between Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference and why he thinks it should become…
Terry Mohajir - Director of Athletics - Arkansas State University (Part 1)
Dec 3, 2016 • 13 min
In this 1.Q, Red Wolves Athletic Director, Terry Mohajir, discusses how he & his team handled communication with fans after high pre-season expectations, the learning points for strategy next year, as well as how ASU is optimizing…
Bill Battle - Director of Athletics - University of Alabama (Part 2)
Dec 2, 2016 • 8 min
Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle continues on 1.Q with thoughts on the critical topic of how college athletics can better position its story and the stories of student-athletes who represent institutions on and off the field.
Bill Battle - Director of Athletics - University of Alabama (Part 1)
Dec 1, 2016 • 19 min
Alamaba AD and Collegiate Licensing Company Founder Bill Battle takes us down memory lane and tells the story of how CLC was built and also reviews business verticals in college athletics today.
Steve Watson - Director of Athletics - Loyola University Chicago
Nov 30, 2016 • 9 min
In today’s 1.Q, Loyola University Chicago AD Watson discusses the Ramblers growing MBB program, peer benchmarking, communication between outgoing and incoming ADs, plus more.
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicle of Higher Education (Part 2)
Nov 28, 2016 • 5 min
Brad Wolverton continues on scoops, sources & communication advice for athletic administrators. Today’s segment starts with his personal disposition when one of his stories breaks, then later ends with thoughts on why leaders in our industry…
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicle of Higher Education (Part 1)
Nov 26, 2016 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q, The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Brad Wolverton discusses what motivates someone to become an unnamed source, unique facets of relationships between sources & journalists, as well as the natural tension & unease of the first…
Charlie Cobb - Director of Athletics - Georgia State University
Nov 24, 2016 • 5 min
Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb will soon hire a new football head coach and in his 1.Q he provides some good perspective on what processes he undertook before taking over the Panthers athletic department back in the Fall of 2014.
David Matlin - Director of Athletics - University of Hawaii
Nov 22, 2016 • 6 min
Today we revisit a 1.Q interview with University of Hawaii AD David Matlin. In his 1.Q, David covers multiple topics including managing student-athlete homesickness, geographical challenges, high profile status, and the characteristics of Hawaii’s…
Sue Thaden - President & CEO - From Now On (Part 2)
Nov 21, 2016 • 8 min
In Part II of 1.Q with From Now On Presiedent & CEO, Sue Thaden touches on the future of the fan experience on mobile, why Uber is so sticky, Snapchat’s surge, and how she expanded her company’s brand in college athletics & more.
Sue Thaden - President & CEO - From Now On (Part 1)
Nov 19, 2016 • 9 min
In the first of two 1.Q segments, From Now On President & CEO Sue Thaden discusses her experience building businesses prior to launching From Now On’s division in college athletics, what tipped her off to the industry, and where she sees…
Stan Wilcox - Director of Athletics - Florida State University
Nov 17, 2016 • 5 min
In today’s 1.Q, Florida State Athletic Director Stan Wilcox shares his perspective on how an AD can effectively interface with a new university chancellor or president.
Dan Wolken - Sports Writer - USA Today
Nov 15, 2016 • 22 min
Today’s 1.Q features USA Today’s Dan Wolken. Listen in as he discusses compensation for Head Coaches including his thoughts on the marketplace, and commentary on ESPN’s report that Oregon would pay $10M annually for a new Head Coach.
Bernie Olivas - Executive Director - Sun Bowl Association (Part 2)
Nov 14, 2016 • 7 min
Part II of the 1.Q with Hyundai Sun Bowl Executive Director & Football Bowl Association Chair, Bernie Olivas includes his thoughts on which schools will be in the mix for the Sun Bowl, as well as the steps the FBA has taken to increase the…
Bernie Olivas - Executive Director - Sun Bowl Association (Part 1)
Nov 12, 2016 • 11 min
Hyundai Sun Bowl Executive Director & Football Bowl Association Chair, Bernie Olivas joins 1.Q to discuss the overall Football Bowl Association landscape, the nuances in his new role as Chair, and the ideal attributes of schools participating in…
Matt Roberts - Director of Athletics - College of Charleston (Part 2)
Nov 11, 2016 • 6 min
AD Roberts continues the conversation in Part two of his 1.Q with how he leveraged his resources to land the College of Charleston AD role. He also gives interview process advice to other aspiring college ADs.
Matt Roberts - Director of Athletics - College of Charleston (Part 1)
Nov 10, 2016 • 8 min
New College of Charleston Athletic Director Matt Roberts joins 1.Q today. In part one of his D1.Ticker interview, Roberts discusses playing double duty as he finishes out the year with SMU while also planning for his new role in Charleston. He also…
Janet Cone - Director of Athletics - University of North Carolina-Asheville
Nov 8, 2016 • 5 min
With the start of the college basketball season just days away, we revisit last’s years 1.Q with UNC Asheville Athletic Director, Janet Cone. In her interview, Cone reviews the camaraderie of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee, modern…
Lenny Kaplan - Director of Athletics - New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nov 4, 2016 • 18 min
Today’s 1.Q features NJIT AD Lenny Kaplan. Listen in as he discusses the importance of the Highlander’s incoming Wellness Center plus the challenges the school faces moving from Division II to Division I.
Bernadette McGlade & Mike Vest - Commissioner & Associate Commissioner - Atlantic 10 (Part 2)
Nov 2, 2016 • 10 min
In part two of their 1.Q interview, Atlantic 10 Commissioner, Bernadette McGlade, & Associate Commissioner, Mike Vest continue the conversation on the recent A-10 deal with Facebook Live. Topics include infrastructure impact, benchmarking,…
Bernadette McGlade & Mike Vest - Commissioner & Associate Commissioner - Atlantic 10
Nov 1, 2016 • 7 min
Today’s 1.Q is with A-10 Commissioner, Bernadette McGlade, & Associate Commissioner, Mike Vest. Listen in as they discuss their new Facebook Live deal including the marketplace comparisons, scheduling dynamics, infrastructure challenges, corporate…
Barry Collier - Director of Athletics - Butler University (Part 2)
Oct 31, 2016 • 5 min
Part two of 1.Q with Butler Athletic Director Barry Collier starts with more discussion on basketball officiating. Collier also provides context on the facilities arms race for the Bulldogs, plus more. ,
Barry Collier - Director of Athletics - Butler University (Part 1)
Oct 28, 2016 • 8 min
Prior to becoming the Athletic Director at Butler University, Barry Collier spent 30 years coaching basketball. In part one of his 1.Q interview, Collier describes how preparing for basketball differs between the Head Coach chair and AD chair. He…
Michael Bonner - Reporter - The Clarion-Ledger Mississippi (Part 2)
Oct 27, 2016 • 7 min
Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger discusses the Mississippi State Athletic Director search. Bonner dives in to what he’s still hearing around the search, how his relationship with the university may be impacted in light of recent events, if he…
Derrick Gragg - Director of Athletics - University of Tulsa (Part 2)
Oct 26, 2016 • 6 min
Tulsa AD Derrick Gragg continues his D1.ticker conversation with strategies around effectively engaging with student-athletes, how he interfaces with Head Coaches before and after games, and the need for deep written communication skills by all…
Derrick Gragg - Director of Athletics - The University of Tulsa (Part 1)
Oct 25, 2016 • 7 min
In the first part of his 1.Q interview, Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg discusses his first book “40 Days of Direction: Life Lessons from the Talented Ten”. Listen is as he talks about how he made time to write it, the key takeaways…
Anton Goff - Director of Athletics - University of Hartford
Oct 22, 2016 • 20 min
In his 1.Q interview, Hartford Athletic Director Anton Goff discusses his career journey, the responsibilities that come with being an Athletic Director, how he structures his own team meetings, plus more.
John Wildhack - Director of Athletics - Syracuse University
Oct 20, 2016 • 11 min
Today’s 1.Q features Syracuse Athletic Director John Wildhack. Listen in as he discusses the NFL ratings slip and if a continued trend could potentially impact college football down the road. Wildhack also provides perspective on what constitutes…
Kirby Hocutt | Director of Athletics | Texas Tech University
Oct 19, 2016 • 10 min
Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt discusses his additional role as Chair of the College Football Playoff selection committee, the impact of spiked oil prices on fundraising efforts for the Red Raiders, and where he takes in Texas Tech football…
Jason Butikofer - Director of Athletics - Southern Utah University (Part 2)
Oct 18, 2016 • 9 min
Southern Utah AD Jason Butikofer continues the conversation in part two of his D1. ticker interview with strategies for return on luck, the unique aspects of working at a military academy, and the progress he’s seen thus far with SUU Athletics.
Jason Butikofer - Director of Athletics - Southern Utah University (Part 1)
Oct 14, 2016 • 12 min
In part one of his D1.ticker interview, Southern Utah AD Butikofer reflects on his career path leading up to Southern Utah, what he learned along the way, notable leaders who had a major impact on his growth, and shares examples of hands-on…
Robert Lineberg - Director of Athletics - Radford University
Oct 13, 2016 • 10 min
Radford Athletic Director Robert Lineberg joins 1.Q to discuss his path to become an Athletic Director by highlighting his experience as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and the mentor-mentee relationships he has had throughout his…
Matt Roan - Director of Athletics - Nicholls State University
Oct 12, 2016 • 12 min
Matt Roan was named as the new Athletic Director at Nicholls State yesterday. In today’s 1.Q, Roan discusses why he chose Nicholls, how he prepped for the interview process, his approach to Thursday’s press conference, and key traits to look for in an…
Michael Bonner - Reporter - The Clarion-Ledger Mississippi (Part 1)
Oct 11, 2016 • 10 min
The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner has been tracking the Mississippi State AD search & joined 1.Q to provide more context on the quickly moving process. Bonner believes substantial momentum is behind Baseball HC Cohen given his smarts &…
Jason Belzer - President - GAME Inc.
Oct 10, 2016 • 8 min
Today’s D1.ticker interview features GAME, Inc. President Jason Belzer. Listen in as he discusses representation for athletic directors, possible conflict of interest for agents handling ADs & Head Coaches, and when an advancing…
Jon Wilner - Sports Writer - San Jose Mercy News
Oct 4, 2016 • 11 min
In today’s 1.Q, the San Jose Mercury News’ Jon Wilner discusses the financial challenges at UC Berkeley and specifically touches on the big fiscal picture, who in campus leadership will execute the Task Force’s decisions, and how the situation…
Gene DeFilippo - Senior Executive Director - Turnkey Search
Sep 30, 2016 • 6 min
Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo joins 1.Q and discusses the unique role the chair of a search committee plays during the hiring process, how tech savvy administrators have a clear advantage in the industry, and…
Gina Mizell - Sports Reporter - The Oregonian
Sep 29, 2016 • 12 min
In her 1.Q chat, The Oregonian’s Gina Mizell recounts her interview with OSU President Ed Ray as she discusses the current search for the next Oregon State AD.
Jay Jacobs - Director of Athletics - Auburn University
Sep 28, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs discusses the importance of building new facilities to enhance the gameday experience and to gain new recruits.
Paul Sullentrop - Sports Reporter - Wichita Eagles & Kansas.com
Sep 22, 2016 • 9 min
In today’s 1.Q, Wichita Sports Reporter Paul Sullentrop discusses Wichita State Athletics including it’s new AD Darron Boatright, the potential football conference move, and the Wichita fan base.
Dan Wolken - National College Football Writer - USA Today
Sep 21, 2016 • 12 min
USA Today National College Football Writer, Dan Wolken provides an in depth analysis on the Athletic Director search at the University of Florida and explores the possibilities of the next Florida AD coming from within the Power 5 family.
David Fletcher - Executive Director - Advocare V100 Texas Bowl (Part 2)
Sep 20, 2016 • 5 min
Part two of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment General Manager & Advocare V100 Texas Bowl Executive Director, David Fletcher’s D1.ticker interview focuses on Fletcher’s unique role and other high profile events Lone Star plays a hand in.
David Fletcher - Executive Director - Advocare V100 Texas Bowl (Part 1)
Sep 19, 2016 • 8 min
Today’s 1.Q features Lone Start Sports & Entertainment General Manager & Advocare V100 Texas Bowl Executive Director, David Fletcher. Listen in as he describes the early season process his team executes to start planning for the bowl…
Doug Gillin - Director of Athletics - Appalachian State University
Sep 16, 2016 • 9 min
In today’s 1.Q, Mountaineers Athletic Director Doug Gillin talks though operational details of the Mountaineers football, how he’ll spend time pre-game & where he’ll watch the action from, along with thoughts on getting more donors in the funnel…
Luke DeCock - Sports Columnist - The News & Observer
Sep 15, 2016 • 10 min
Sports Columnist Luke DeCock joins 1.Q to touch on the ACC’s decision to move championships out of North Carolina for the 2016-17 seasons due to the HB2 bill and covers how the UNC, Duke, NC State & Wake Forest fan bases may be impacted,…
Len Perna - President & CEO - Turnkey Sports & Entertainment (Part 2)
Sep 14, 2016 • 8 min
In part two of his D1.ticker interview, Turnkey Sports President & CEO Len Perna discusses the rise of Turnkey Search in the college space, how Gene DeFilippo’s plays a central role on the team, and Turnkey’s positioning in the marketplace. …
Len Perna - President & CEO - Turnkey Sports & Entertainment (Part 1)
Sep 13, 2016 • 7 min
In Part 1 of his 1.Q interview, Turnkey Sports President & CEO, Len Perna, tells the founding story of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment and how it all began back in 1996.
Chris Freet - Senior Associate AD, External Operations & Strategic Communications, University of Arkansas
Sep 9, 2016 • 10 min
Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Operations & Strategic Communications Chris Freet, talks through the mechanics, benefits & potential challenges of the new Razorbacks Ticketing Change including the adoption by fans, leveraging…
Drew Marrochello - Director of Athletics - Boston University (Part 2)
Sep 7, 2016 • 14 min
Athletic Director, Drew Marrochello, continues the conversation in his D1.ticker interview by covering some of the challenges BU faces moving from the America East to the Patriot League. Drew also reflects on his top professional…
Drew Marrochello - Director of Athletics - Boston University (Part 1)
Sep 6, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Athletic Director Drew Marrochello details Boston University’s new “Who We Are” campaign and discusses the motivation behind the reaffirmation of the brand.
Wren Baker - Director of Athletics - University of North Texas
Sep 2, 2016 • 19 min
University of North Texas Athletic Director, Wren Baker, recounts how he prepared for his interview with the Mean Green, while also leading the Missouri department as the Interim AD. Baker walks through some of his research process and what…
Jamie Pollard - Director of Athletics - Iowa State University (Part 2)
Sep 1, 2016 • 11 min
More from Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard on the “secret sauce” department culture cooking at Iowa State and how to handle misinformation in the marketplace.
Jamie Pollard - Director of Athletics - Iowa State University (Part 1)
Aug 31, 2016 • 8 min
Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard starts today’s 1.Q by reflecting on how he perceived AD leadership when he first arrived at Iowa State and how the job as a whole has changed in the last decade. He also touches on the importance of…
Gary Stokan - President & CEO - Peach Bowl Inc. (Part 2)
Aug 30, 2016 • 8 min
Peach Bowl Inc. President & CEO, Gary Stokan continues in his 1.Q interview with expectations of the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, his team’s biggest challenges creating the best fan & school experiences, and discusses the importance of…
Gary Stokan - President & CEO - Peach Bowl Inc. (Part 1)
Aug 29, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, Peach Bowl Inc. President & CEO, Gary Stokan discusses the growth of the organization, how the marketplace has changed for the Chic-Fil-A Game over the years, and if there’s a saturation point for high-profile, neutral site…
Matt Powell - Sports Industry Analyst - The NPD Group
Aug 26, 2016 • 12 min
Leading sports apparel & shoe wear analyst, Matt Powell joins 1.Question to discuss developments for Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour; and shares his thoughts on recent sports apparel & equipment buying trends in the marketplace.
Brian Bowsher - Chief Marketing Officer - University of Washington (Part 2)
Aug 25, 2016 • 6 min
New Washington Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Bowsher, continues in part two of his 1.Q, with his approach to understanding how the marketing operation has functioned at the University of Washington to date and also touches on the marketplace…
Brian Bowsher - Chief Marketing Officer - University of Washington
Aug 24, 2016 • 7 min
A mere 3,300+ miles separates Coral Gables, Florida from Seattle, Washington in what looks to be the furthest distance between two DI schools & it’s the exact path taken by new Washington Chief Marketing Officer, Brian Bowsher, who is still…
Ken Segiura - Staff Writer - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Aug 23, 2016 • 8 min
In today’s 1.Q, Atlanta Journal Constitutions’ Ken Segiura discusses how the Georgia Tech AD change will impact the Yellow Jackets fan base, the challenges Tech faces in the Atlanta marketplace, and the type of leader that Georgia Tech needs in their…
Wright Waters - Executive Director - Football Bowl Association
Aug 22, 2016 • 10 min
Today’s 1.Q features Football Bowl Association Executive Director Wright Waters. Listen in as he discusses the improvements in student-athlete experience at bowl games over the years, how the role of conference commissioners has changed, and his…
Andrew Miller - Reporter - Charleston Post & Courier
Aug 19, 2016 • 15 min
In today’s 1.Q, The Charleston Post & Courier’s Andrew Miller shares his view on the overall health of the College of Charleston’s Athletic department, the CofC AD Search, and the unique marketplace of Charleston.
Dave Blank - Director of Athletics - Elon University (Part 2)
Aug 18, 2016 • 10 min
In part two of his 1.Q interview, Elon Athletic Director Dave Blank reflects on his time at Coastal Carolina and Lock Haven University. He discusses how his past experiences has shaped his skill set and interactions with student-athletes.
Dave Blank - Director of Athletics - Elon University (Part 1)
Aug 17, 2016 • 9 min
In part one of his D1.ticker interview, Elon University Athletic Director Dave Blank discusses Elon’s move to the Colonial Athletic Association and the unique study abroad experience Elon provides it’s student-athletes.
Bryce Miller - Sports Columnists - San Diego Union Tribune (Part 2)
Aug 12, 2016 • 7 min
Part 2 of Miller’s 1.Q interview touches on the influence Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Steve Fisher, and Football Head Coach, Rocky Long, may have on the hiring process of SDSU’s new AD.
Bryce Miller - Sports Columnist - San Diego Union Tribune (Part 1)
Aug 11, 2016 • 9 min
In part 1 of his 1.Q interview, San Diego Sports Columnist Bryce Miller covers how AD Jim Sterk’s departure impacts San Diego State University and the potential challenges that lie ahead for SDSU’s new AD.
Jim Sterk - Director of Athletics - San Diego State University
Aug 10, 2016 • 7 min
Outgoing San Diego State Athletic Director, Jim Sterk covers how he goes through a self-evaluation at the end of each year, what the process looks like, and how it is applied to his staff and leadership team.
David Williams - Director of Athletics - Vanderbilt University (Part 2)
Aug 9, 2016 • 11 min
In part 2 of his 1. Q interview, Vanderbilt Athletic Director, David Williams covers the Commodores’ unique WBB HC search, why he doesn’t use notes during major announcements, and touches on how valuable a law degree is given the current landscape of…
David Williams - Director of Athletics - Vanderbilt University (Part 1)
Aug 8, 2016 • 10 min
Athletic Director David Williams discusses his responsibilities over the years at Vanderbilt University and also covers the importance of being engaged with head coaches & student-athletes as an AD.
Scott Barnes - Director of Athletics - University of Pittsburgh
Aug 5, 2016 • 13 min
In today’s 1.Q, Pittsburgh Athletic Director, Scott Barnes, takes us through his career journey and gives advice to aspiring ADs and those looking to move up the ladder in college sports.
Mark Benson - Director of Athletics - University at Albany
Aug 4, 2016 • 18 min
University at Albany Athletic Director, Mark Benson, reviews how he analyzed the challenge of raising money for the Great Danes as a key part of his decision to pursue the job at Albany. He also covers his benchmarking process, and how he decided the…
Scott Lazenby - Director of Athletics - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Aug 3, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi AD Scott Lazenby covers the advantages of being an AD with a compliance background, how he honed his external skill set in preparation to lead a department, how senior compliance leaders can learn more…
Bill Chaves - Director of Athletics - Eastern Washington University (Part 2)
Aug 2, 2016 • 7 min
Part two of 1.Q with Eastern Washington Athletic Director, Bill Chaves covers the topics of graduate transfer rules, the brand image for EWU & Gonzaga, and advice on career development.
Bill Chaves - Director of Athletics - Eastern Washington University (Part 1)
Aug 1, 2016 • 7 min
In part 1 of his D1. ticker interview, Eastern Washington University AD Bill Chaves discusses managing fans’ expectations and the stucture of the FCS season and playoff bracket.
Bill Maher - Director of Athletics - Canisius College
Jul 29, 2016 • 8 min
In today’s 1.Q, Canisius AD Bill Maher touches on the benefits and challenges of being AD at your alma mater, the revenue future of college hockey, and the growth of college lacrosse.
Blake James - Director of Athletics - University of Miami (Part 2)
Jul 28, 2016 • 8 min
University of Miami AD James continues the conversation in part two of his D1.ticker interview with tips on how to successfully fundraise and discusses the future of college baseball.
Blake James - Director of Athletics - University of Miami (Part 1)
Jul 27, 2016 • 8 min
In part 1 of his D1.ticker interview, University of Miami Athletic Director Blake James discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being an internal candidate when applying for a new position.
Joe Ovies - Sports Radio Host - 99.9FM The Fan (Part 2)
Jul 26, 2016 • 11 min
Joe Ovies continues the conversation on the recent ACC-ESPN deal and specifically dives into the best and worst possible outcomes for league, how ESPN could leverage ACC content, and when we could expect to see the deal’s true financials.
Joe Ovies - Sports Radio Host - 99.9FM The Fan (Part 1)
Jul 25, 2016 • 9 min
In today’s 1.Q, sports radio host and journalist, Joe Ovies, analyzes key topics in the ACC’s TV deal with ESPN and shares insights from his interview with Wasserman Media Group’s Dean Jordan.
Joe Parker - Director of Athletics - Colorado State University
Jul 22, 2016 • 17 min
Colorado State AD Joe Parker shares his experiences as a first-time AD including how he makes decisions, preps for meetings, and stays on top of campus initiatives.
Jim Knowlton - Director of Athletics - U.S Air Force Academy
Jul 21, 2016 • 15 min
Today’s 1.Q features U.S Air Force Academy AD Jim Knowlton. Listen in as he takes us through a typical day of being the AD at Aire Force and discusses the nuances and responsibilities of Air Force students as cadets as well as student-athletes. …
Greg Christopher - Athletic Director - Xavier University
Jul 20, 2016 • 8 min
Xavier AD Greg Christopher discusses the dynamics involved in hiring head coaches and his experience making hires at Bowling Green, Purdue and Xavier.
Zach Maurides - President & Managing Director - Teamworks
Jul 19, 2016 • 14 min
In today’s 1.Q, Teamworks President Zach Maurides provides an overview of Teamworks and how the company is rapidly impacting the college sports world to benefit overall communication between athletic department staff.
Bill Scholl - Director of Intercollegiate Athletics - Marquette University (Part 2)
Jul 18, 2016 • 9 min
In part 2 of his 1.Q segment, Marquette Athletic Director, Bill Scholl, discusses unique challenges faced by him and the University President and touches on misguided advice currently floating around the sports industry.
Bill Scholl - Director of Intercollegiate Athletics - Marquette University (Part 1)
Jul 15, 2016 • 9 min
In the first of two 1.Q segments, Marquette Athletic Director, Bill Scholl, shares his thoughts on how senior-level or aspiring administrators should think about preparing & positioning themselves to become an AD.
Jeff Konya - Director of Athletics - Oakland University
Jul 14, 2016 • 21 min
In today’s 1.Q, Oakland Athletic Director Jeff Konya provides background on the decision to hire two head baseball coaches for the Grizzlies and also shares insights on how he conducts interviews with candidates.
Troy Kirby - Co-Founder - NAATSO (Part 2)
Jul 13, 2016 • 10 min
NAATSO Co-Founder and UC-Davis Director of Ticket Operations, Troy Kirby, continues in his second of two D1.ticker interviews, by comparing industry conferences he regularly attends, sharing insights on how to sell tickets as fan experiences, and…
Troy Kirby - Co-Founder - NAATSO (Part 1)
Jul 12, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, NAATSO Co-Founder and current Director of Ticket Operations at UC-Davis, Troy Kirby, takes us down memory lane to share insights on the creation of the National Association of Athletic Ticket Sales and Operations. …
Judy Rose - Director of Athletics - University of North Carolina - Charlotte (Part 2)
Jul 11, 2016 • 9 min
Part two of UNC- Charlotte AD Rose’s D1.ticker interview features stories from Judy’s past working with Pat Summitt and Summitt’s overall impact on the sports industry.
Judy Rose - Director of Athletics - University of North Carolina - Charlotte (Part 1)
Jul 8, 2016 • 9 min
In part one of her 1.Q interview, UNC-Charlotte Athletic Director Judy Rose discusses the frequency and structure of senior staff meetings and her yearly schedule.
Charlie Taylor - Associate AD, Strategic Communications & Marketing - University of Iowa
Jul 7, 2016 • 23 min
Today’s 1. Q, features the University of Iowa’s newly appointed Associate AD of Strategic Communications & Marketing, Charlie Taylor. Listen here as he discusses his journey from Oklahoma to Iowa and gives advice on career advancement to young…
Jack Hayes - Director of Athletics - Brown University
Jul 6, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Brown Athletic Director, Jack Hayes, discusses the importance of facility enhancements (both athletic and academic) and how they vastly affect a prospective student’s decision-making process when selecting a school.
Billy Walker - Director of Athletics - American University
Jul 5, 2016 • 15 min
In today’s 1.Q, American University AD Billy Walker discusses his forward-thinking strategy to move the AU athletic department forward and meet new objectives.
Valerie Ackerman - Commissioner - Big East Conference
Jul 1, 2016 • 13 min
Greg Byrne - Director of Athletics - University of Arizona
Jun 29, 2016 • 14 min
Listen here as Arizona AD Greg Byrne reviews his approach to social media, reveals his Twitter goals, and discusses how to use these platforms to build relationships.
Wes Caroll - Head Baseball Coach - University of Evansville
Jun 28, 2016 • 7 min
Evansville Head Baseball Coach, Wes Caroll talks more college baseball and covers the qualities of an effective partnership between a head coach and their sport administrator.
Randy Mazey, West Virginia University - Craig Keilitz, ABCA - Todd Interdonato, Wofford College
Jun 27, 2016 • 5 min
Today’s 1.Question recaps the past three D.1 ticker interviews on college baseball with West Virginia Head Baseball Coach Randy Mazey, ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz, and Wofford College Head Baseball Coach Todd Interdonato.
Todd Interdonato - Head Baseball Coach - Wofford College
Jun 24, 2016 • 18 min
Wofford Head Coach, Todd Interdonato, joins 1.Q to talk college baseball from a mid-major perspective and goes in deep on parity within the game, the RPI, and the lower seam ball rule.
Craig Keilitz - Executive Director - American Baseball Coaches Association
Jun 23, 2016 • 14 min
In today’s 1.Q, American Baseball Coaches Association Executive Director Craig Keilitz takes us through college baseball scoring trends, current ABCA policies, the legislation process, and rule changes that have been most beneficial for the game over…
Randy Mazey - Head Baseball Coach - West Virginia University
Jun 22, 2016 • 24 min
With the College World Series in full swing, today begins a stretch of conversations around college baseball. West Virginia Head Coach, Randy Mazey, has been a leading voice to push the playing season back into the summer based on a number of reasons,…
Pete Thamel - Senior Writer - Sports Illustrated (Part 2)
Jun 21, 2016 • 5 min
Pete Thamel finishes his D.1 ticker interview with thoughts on the SEC and Big Ten and provides some do’s and don’ts for college administrators who engage with national media.
Pete Thamel - Senior Writer - Sports Illustrated (Part 1)
Jun 20, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel discusses top stories to watch for the 2016 Football season, the College FB Playoff semifinals, and potential college conference changes.
Jon Wilner - Sports Writer - San Jose Mercury News
Jun 17, 2016 • 18 min
In today’s 1.Q, Sports Writer Jon Wilner covers the Pac-12 Network’s most optimal outcomes in both the short-term & long-term and details a potential deal with DirectTV.
Brett Vito - Sports Writer - Denton-Record Chronicle (Part 2)
Jun 16, 2016 • 6 min
Denton-Record Chronicle’s Brett Vito finishes his D.1 ticker interview by discussing the key tasks expected of the future North Texas AD and how the oil industry might be effecting donations to the school.
Brett Vito - Sports Writer - Denton-Record - Chronicle
Jun 15, 2016 • 6 min
Sports Writer Brett Vito discusses the AD Search at the University of North Texas and specifically touches on the qualities the university and Mean Green fan base are looking for in their future AD.
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicles of Higher Education (Part 2)
Jun 14, 2016 • 5 min
In part two of his D.1 ticker interview, Senior Writer Brad Wolverton talks communication stategy for athletic administrators and discusses the importance of being open to yield a better story.
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicles of Higher Education
Jun 13, 2016 • 6 min
In part one of his 1.Q interview, The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘s Brad Wolverton discusses the unique facets of relationships between sources & journalists.
David Teel - Columnist - Daily Press
Jun 10, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Daily Press columnist David Teel covers the possibility of the ACC increasing football game inventory, their potential deal with ESPN, and discusses plans for Old Dominion’s new football stadium.
Mike Ryan - Associate AD, Facilities & Operations - Texas Tech University (Part 2)
Jun 9, 2016 • 5 min
In part two of his D.1 ticker interview, Mike Ryan continues the conversation of hosting NCAA events and discusses some of the challenges that can arise when putting on large-scale tournaments.
Mike Ryan - Associate AD, Facilities & Operations - Texas Tech University (Part 1)
Jun 8, 2016 • 7 min
Texas Tech Associate AD for Facilities & Operations, Mike Ryan, shares insights on the Red Raiders’ event preparation and communication strategy for post-season events and details the Baseball Regional Tournament they are currently hosting.
Josh Pastner - Head Coach, Men’s Basketball - Georgia Institute of Technology
Jun 7, 2016 • 15 min
Georgia Tech’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach Josh Pastner reflects on his journey to his current position, discusses best practices for coaching, and highlights the importance of self-awareness.
Danielle O’Banion - Associate Head Coach - University of Memphis
Jun 6, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, University of Memphis Associate Head Coach Danielle O’Banion expands on what she has learned in her career thus far and provides leadership advice to current and and future college athletic administrators.
Chris Carlson - Sports Reporter - Syracuse.com (Part 2)
Jun 3, 2016 • 6 min
Chris Carlson continues to share his thoughts on the Syracuse AD search process and forecasts the relationship between the current chancellor and future Syracuse AD.
Chris Carlson - Sports Reporter - Syracuse.com (Part 1)
Jun 2, 2016 • 10 min
Sports Reporter Chris Carlson talks through his views on the current Syracuse University AD search and discusses the vibe amongst the community since former AD Mark Coyle’s departure.
Taylor McGillis - Digital Strategist - University of Arkansas (Part 2)
Jun 1, 2016 • 4 min
In part two of his 1.Question interview, McGillis expands on the Razorback’s “Voices” series and details the branding opportunities it provides Arkansas student-athletes.
Taylor McGillis - Digital Strategist - University of Arkansas (Part 1)
May 31, 2016 • 7 min
In part 1 of his D.1 Ticker interview, University of Arkansas Digital Strategist Taylor McGillis, discusses the Razorbacks’ version of The Players Tribune titled “Voices”, and how the relatively new platform has been successful for student athletes…
Matthew Kish - Reporter - Portland Business Journal (Part 2)
May 27, 2016 • 6 min
Matthew Kish continues the conversation on college sportswear by discussing multiple recent deals and forecasts global trends and future challenges for the shoe and apparel industry in college sports.
Matthew Kish - Reporter - Portland Business Journal (Part 1)
May 26, 2016 • 5 min
Today’s D.1 ticker interview features Reporter Matthew Kish of the Portland Business Journal. Kish shares his thoughts on the recent deal between Under Armour and UCLA and talks about how sportswear companies are becoming very strategic about who…
Frank Viverito - President - St. Louis Sports Commission
May 25, 2016 • 12 min
In today’s 1.Q, St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito discusses opportunities for building up St. Louis’ sports narrative since the Rams’ move to Los Angeles.
Bob Vecchione - Executive Director - NACDA (Part 2)
May 24, 2016 • 7 min
In part two of his D.1 Ticker interview, Executive Director Bob Vecchione discusses the future of NACDA and specifically touches on managing the growth of the conference.
Bob Vecchione - Executive Director - NACDA (Part 1)
May 23, 2016 • 10 min
NACDA’s Executive Director Bob Vecchione provides a sneak peek of NACDA 2016 and shares what he is looking forward to most at this year’s conference.
Gene DeFilippo - Senior Executive Director - Turnkey Search (Part 2)
May 19, 2016 • 6 min
More from Turnkey Search’s Gene DeFilippo on the recent placement of Mark Coyle as the new Director of Athletics at the University of Minnesota.
Gene DeFilippo - Senior Executive Director - Turnkey Search (Part 1)
May 19, 2016 • 5 min
Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director, Gene DeFilippo recaps the BGSU search and specifically discusses the effectiveness of searches when there is strong communication and chemistry between the search firm and university officials.
Joe Galbraith & Jonathan Gantt - Associate AD, Athletic Communications & Director, New & Creative Media - Clemson University (Part 2)
May 18, 2016 • 9 min
Joe Galbraith and Jonathan Gantt continue the conversation on digital marketing goals for Clemson Athletics and discuss the importance of evolving and adapting to new media.
Joe Galbraith & Jonathan Gantt | Associate AD, Athletic Communications & Director, New & Creative Media | Clemson University
May 17, 2016 • 9 min
Associate AD of Athletic Communications Joe Galbraith & Director of New & Creative Media share their philosophy on social media marketing for Clemson Athletics.
Scott Breen - Sports Reporter - KTVQ Billings News
May 13, 2016 • 5 min
Sports Reporter Scott Breen shares his thoughts on the Montana State University AD search process and shares what impact the new decision may have on the MSU fan base.
Leon Costello - Deputy Director of Athletics - South Dakota State University
May 12, 2016 • 9 min
In his D1.ticker interview, Leon Costello takes us through his emotional journey of landing the new AD job at Montana State University.
Frank Cuervo - Senior Associate AD, External Relations - University of Alabama at Birmingham (Part 2)
May 11, 2016 • 4 min
Senior Associate AD Frank Cuervo continues the conversation on the reinstatement of UAB football and the potential for increased sponsorship dollars.
Frank Cuervo - Senior Associate AD, External Relations - University of Alabama at Birmingham (Part 1)
May 10, 2016 • 9 min
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Senior Associate AD Frank Cuervo describes the unique reinstatement of UAB football and details the rebuilding process of the program.
Tracie Hitz - Director of Business Operations, Women’s Basketball - NCAA (Part 2)
May 9, 2016 • 7 min
In part two of her 1.Q interview, Tracie Hitz discusses how she measures success of the NCAA’s Women’s Final Four and touches on the segments of the women’s college basketball fan base she is focusing on moving forward.
Tracie Hitz - Director of Business Operations, Women’s Basketball - NCAA (Part 1)
May 6, 2016 • 11 min
In part one of her 1.Q interview, Tracie Hitz discusses the changes that have been made to the landscape of women’s college basketball and how the new rules and changes will impact the game and NCAA tournament moving forward.
Danny White - Director of Athletics - University of Central Florida (Part 2)
May 5, 2016 • 5 min
UCF AD Danny White continues the conversation in his 1.Q interview discussing the hurdles of onboarding new staff into the Knights family.
Danny White - Director of Athletics - University of Central Florida (Part 1)
May 4, 2016 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q interview, newly appointed Director of Athletics Danny White reviews the challenges he has faced during his transition to UCF and discusses the new critical hires he has made since his arrival.
Matt Sarzyniak - Founder - Matt’s College Sports Media Blog (Part 2)
May 3, 2016 • 5 min
Matt Sarzyniak continues the discussion on college sportsTVscheduling and touches on future plans for his blog as well asthedevelopments he is closely following for the upcomingfootballseason.
Matt Sarzyniak - Founder - Matt’s College Sports Media Blog (Part 1)
May 2, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, Matt Sarzyniak talks in depth about the collegesports TV landscape and covers how some potential TV deals couldmove games around the channel lineup.
Scott Breen - Sports Reporter - KTVQ Billings News (Part2)
Apr 29, 2016 • 6 min
In part 2 of his 1.Q interview, Scott Breen breaks down the AD search for Montana State and discusses the ceiling for Bobcats football.
Scott Breen - Sports Reporter - KTVQ Billings News (Part 1)
Apr 28, 2016 • 8 min
Part one of today’s 1.Q interview features KTQV sports reporter Scott Breen who discusses Montana State’s AD Search and some of the qualities the ideal candidate should possess while comparing fans’ versus university expectations.
Kevin Tresolini - Sports Reporter - The News Journal, Delaware Online (Part 2)
Apr 27, 2016 • 4 min
In part two of his 1.Q interview, Sports Reporter Kevin Tresolini discusses how the on-going AD search could impact Delaware’s MBB program and potentially present some challenges for the next AD.
Kevin Tresolini - Sports Reporter - The News Journal, Delaware Online (Part 1)
Apr 26, 2016 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Q, The News Journal’s/DelawareOnline’s Kevin Tresolini supplies context on the search for the University of Delware’s new AD and touches on the vibe surrounding the campus community during the process.
Chris King - Director of Athletics - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Part 2)
Apr 25, 2016 • 6 min
In part 2, AD Chris King goes into great detail on his experience abolishing two institutions to create a new university and continues with more insights on UTRGV’s exciting future.
Chris King - Director of Athletics - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Part 1)
Apr 22, 2016 • 5 min
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley AD Chris King takes us down memory lane and outlines how UTRGV initially came to be and expands on the challenges educating the community on the young university.
Chris Reynolds - Director of Athletics - Bradley University (Part 2)
Apr 21, 2016 • 6 min
Continuing yesterday’s conversation, Bradley AD Chris Reynolds goes into detail on the challenges of being the Director of Athletics in his hometown and reflects on his first year with Bradley University.
Chris Reynolds - Director of Athletics - Bradley University (Part 1)
Apr 20, 2016 • 4 min
Bradley University’s AD Chris Reynolds discusses his unique situation returning to his hometown to lead the Bradley University athletic department and how leveraging leadership techniques from previous mentors eased his…
Keith McCluney - Associate AD, Development - Middle Tennessee State University
Apr 19, 2016 • 7 min
Associate AD of Development Keith McCluney shares his experience after MTSU’s big win in the NCAA Tournament and how they quickly leveraged the opportunity to incentivize donors to up their donation and renew season tickets.
Brad Wurthman - Associate AD, Marketing & Fan Development - University of Illinois
Apr 18, 2016 • 10 min
In today’s 1.Q, University of Illinois Associate AD of Marketing & Fan Development Brad Wurthman discusses the new positive vibe for the fighting illini and current plans to stay aggressive with their marketing campaign.
Andy Platt - Senior Associate AD & CFO - University of Georgia (Part 2)
Apr 15, 2016 • 5 min
UGA’s Andy Platt continues his discussion in today’s 1.Question on increasing external opportunities for the Bulldogs with talks of including a capital campaign to generate new revenue.
Andy Platt - Senior Associate AD & CFO - University of Georgia (Part 1)
Apr 14, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s 1.Question. University of Georgia’s Senior Associate AD & CFO, Andy Platt talks football marketing and how the bulldogs plan to stay aggressive and reinvigorate their brand for the upcoming football season.
Andrew Goodrich - Senior Associate AD, External Relations - University of South Florida (Part 2)
Apr 13, 2016 • 6 min
We hear more from Andrew Goodrich of the University of South Florida today on USF’s marketing campaigns for 2016, and Goodrich’s plans to enhance the fan experience both inside and outside of Raymond James Stadium.
Andrew Goodrich - Senior Associate AD, External Relations - University of South Florida (Part 1)
Apr 12, 2016 • 4 min
After a strong season last year, University of South Florida Senior Associate AD for External Relations Andrew Goodrich discusses USF’s marketing strategies to promote the upcoming season, and exciting events to engage with major gift prospects.
Jamie Zaninovich - Deputy Commissioner & COO - Pac-12 (Part 2)
Apr 11, 2016 • 3 min
The Pac-12’s Jamie Zaninovich shares more about his conference’s four year effort to build their brand and attract fans in China, including how member institutions have benefited from an international student recruitment standpoint and…
Jamie Zaninovich - Deputy Commissioner & COO - Pac-12
Apr 8, 2016 • 5 min
Fascinating listen as the Pac-12’s Jamie Zaninovich discusses his conference’s four year effort to build their brand and attract fans… in China. He breaks down the four initiatives the conference is focused on (events, PR/social,…
Kevin Pauga - Assistant AD, Administration - Michigan State University
Apr 7, 2016 • 8 min
Here’s more from Michigan State University Associate AD Kevin Pauga on the competitive advantage teams can gain through MBB scheduling.
Kevin Pauga - Assistant AD, Administration - Michigan State University
Apr 6, 2016 • 7 min
Michigan State University’s Assistant AD of Administration Kevin Pauga reflects on the history and approach of KPI rankings and discusses the topic of MBB scheduling being “gamed” and how teams can build a strong resume.
Dan Wolken - NCAA Football Writer - USA Today
Apr 5, 2016 • 7 min
In today’s 1.Question, USA Today’s NCAA Football Writer Dan Wolken discusses how the relationship between coaches, ADs and the national media has changed over the years, and touches on new strategies to communicate effectively using new…
Gene DeFilippo - Senior Executive Director - Turnkey Search
Apr 4, 2016 • 3 min
Following the hiring of Michigan’s newest AD, Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director and former Boston College and Villanova AD Gene DeFilippo has another challenge on the table in helping to identify the right new leader at…
Chris Walker - Associate Athletic Director, Development - Washington State University
Apr 1, 2016 • 6 min
Listen in as WSU’s Associate AD for Development, Chris Walker, speaks in depth about WSU’s distributed fundraising office model that’s used to reach donors and fans state-wide while also touching on the importance of on-campus events.
Greg Byrne - Athletics Director - University of Arizona
Mar 31, 2016 • 8 min
Listen here for more from Arizona AD Greg Byrne on the importance of utilizing the valuable tool of social media as a vehicle for building relationships, what he asks candidates about their approaches to twitter, and his thoughts on texting.
Greg Byrne – Director of Athletics - University of Arizona
Mar 30, 2016 • 6 min
“You either control your own message or someone is going to control it for you.” That’s one reason Arizona AD Greg Byrne is a loyal Twitter user. Listen as he reviews his approach to social media, and reveals his Twitter goals.
David Matlin - Athletics Director - University of Hawaii
Mar 29, 2016 • 7 min
More from David Matlin, AD at the University of Hawaii, as he touches on topics including perceptions of his department’s financial positioning, generation of additional revenues, culture change, and the power of transparency.
David Matlin - Athletics Director - University of Hawaii
Mar 28, 2016 • 6 min
In today’s 1.Question, University of Hawaii AD David Matlin details why Hawaii’s geography is both its most significant benefit and its most significant challenge when it comes to athletics.
Jason Rathe - Assistant AD for Marketing & Fan Experience & Lanna Kliment - Director of Licensing & Branding - University of Nebraska
Mar 25, 2016 • 6 min
More from Nebraska’s Rathe and Kliment today, as they share with 1.Question how the move to the Big Ten has impacted Huskers baseball, and reveal if the focus on marketing and promotions changes when the team’s season ticket inventory runs out.
Jason Rathe - Assistant AD for Marketing & Fan Experience & Lanna Kliment - Director of Licensing & Branding - University of Nebraska
Mar 24, 2016 • 5 min
Nebraska’s Jason Rathe and Lanna Kliment talk to 1.Question from a marketing strategy perspective about the growth of the Huskers program, from its first College World Series appearance through to its current operation under the leadership of Head…
Matt Wells - Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs - West Virginia University
Mar 23, 2016 • 5 min
We hear more from WVU’s Matt Wells today. Listen as he discusses accounting for the weather when marketing a spring sport, and reviews marketing and promotional strategies his team employs.
Matt Wells - Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs - West Virginia University
Mar 22, 2016 • 5 min
Time to talk college baseball! In today’s 1.Q, West Virginia Associate AD for External Affairs Matt Wells talks about the Mountaineers’ 2015 attendance jump, and his team’s continued focus on driving fans to a new ballpark.
Kevin Blue – Senior Associate Athletic Director - Stanford University
Mar 21, 2016 • 5 min
In Part 2 of his 1.Question interview, Stanford Senior Associate Athletic Director Kevin Blue continues the discussion on the theory of disruption, specifically as it relates to effective engagement strategies with different donor groups, and what…
Kevin Blue – Senior Associate Athletic Director - Stanford University
Mar 18, 2016 • 6 min
What do you know about Clayton Christensen’s famous disruption theory, and have you ever considered how it applies to college athletics? Stanford Senior Associate Athletic Director Kevin Blue discusses that very topic in today’s 1.Question.
Jon Oliver - Executive Associate Athletic Director - University of Virginia
Mar 17, 2016 • 5 min
More from Virginia Executive Associate Athletic Director Jon Oliver today on hiring and retaining coaches for a wide range of sports. He also shares insights on last season’s market for football coaches.
Jon Oliver - Executive Associate Athletic Director - University of Virginia
Mar 16, 2016 • 6 min
Today, we hear from Virginia Executive Associate Athletic Director Jon Oliver on bringing in a new football coaching staff. His take: it’s critical to get everyone on the department on the same page, quickly.
Ryan Ivey - Athletic Director - Austin Peay State University
Mar 15, 2016 • 5 min
First-year Austin Peay AD Ryan Ivey lets us in on what it feels like to watch your men’s basketball program sneak into the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament only to win three straight games and punch their ticket to the Big Dance. Ivey discusses how…
Gene DeFilippo - Former Athletic Director - Boston College & Villanova University
Mar 14, 2016 • 5 min
Continuing yesterday’s conversation with Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo, today’s 1.Question touches on recruiting, specifically the importance of being direct with responses in the interview setting, the prep process for…
Gene DeFilippo - Former Athletic Director - Boston College & Villanova University
Mar 11, 2016 • 7 min
This (and tomorrow’s) 1.Question covers one of the most high-profile AD searches of 2016 that ended with Michigan’s hiring of former UConn AD Warde Manuel. Today, Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo reveals how the…
Brian Wickstrom - Director of Athletics - University of Louisiana at Monroe
Mar 10, 2016 • 5 min
Building on yesterday’s episode, Louisiana Monroe Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom talks about identifying and tracking up-and-coming athletic administrators, beginning when some are at intern (!) level.
Brian Wickstrom - Director of Athletics - University of Louisiana at Monroe
Mar 9, 2016 • 6 min
Louisiana Monroe’s Brian Wickstrom talks about working his AD network when trying to fill open coaching positions, and suggests useful ways for younger leaders to keep in touch with ADs they meet.
Chris Kingston – Director of Athletics – Bowling Green State University
Mar 8, 2016 • 4 min
In Part 2 of his interview, Bowling Green State AD Chris Kingston talks about the importance of transparency during the head coach recruiting process, and his efforts to be be consistently present as an AD.
Chris Kingston – Director of Athletics – Bowling Green State University
Mar 7, 2016 • 10 min
Building relationships with a head coach, both during and after a search, is the topic of the next two episodes with Bowling Green State AD Chris Kingston. Today, Kingston recounts the process that led him to hire Mike Jinks as his new football head…
Scott Woodward - Director of Athletics - Texas A&M
Mar 4, 2016 • 2 min
New Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward opens up to 1.Question on the topic of learning about a new culture before instilling your own as a leader.
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Mar 3, 2016 • 3 min
In today’s episode, Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education reviews other writers he admires, discusses the impact of ‘Power 5’ institutional autonomy on his job, and more.
Brad Wolverton - Senior Writer - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Mar 2, 2016 • 5 min
How does The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Brad Wolverton decide what angle to cover next in college athletics? That question is broached in today’s 1.Question, along with his thoughts on the type of stories that are hardest to pull off, the…
Dan Mahony - President - Winthrop University
Mar 1, 2016 • 3 min
Winthrop President Dan Mahony continues his conversation on the AD hiring process in Rock Hill, including how to run an effective search, and the benefits of using a search firm.
Dan Mahony - President - Winthrop University
Feb 29, 2016 • 3 min
Winthrop University President Dan Mahony breaks down his institution’s AD hiring process, touching on specifics including the university’s academic and athletic positioning, and the facility portfolio in Rock Hill.
Rick Hart - Southern Methodist University - Director of Athletics
Feb 26, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s episode, SMU AD Rick Hart shares the process he uses to retain key pieces of information, and his “must read” book list.
Rick Hart - Southern Methodist University - Director of Athletics
Feb 25, 2016 • 4 min
SMU AD Rick Hart dishes on his daily routine. Learn more about his ’no meetings on Friday’ rule, the value he places on quality reading and sleep, and more in today’s interview.
Nathan Pine - Athletic Director - College of the Holy Cross
Feb 24, 2016 • 3 min
Holy Cross AD Nathan Pine speaks to 1.Question about the importance of early fundraising wins for a new AD, and the internal and external momentum that can be created from giving.
Jimmy Bass - Director of Athletics - UNC-Wilmington
Feb 23, 2016 • 4 min
UNC-Wilmington Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass talks about the value of surrounding yourself with the right people, leveraging his teams’ on-court success, and whether or not he’d have issues with hiring a Head Coach who doesn’t fully embrace…
David Benedict - COO - Auburn Athletic Department
Feb 22, 2016 • 4 min
In Part 2 of his interview, Auburn COO David Benedict shares insights on how the new quarter-acre video board at Jordan-Hare Stadium has taken the Tigers to the top of SEC in terms of fan satisfaction.
David Benedict - COO - Auburn Athletic Department
Feb 19, 2016 • 6 min
Auburn COO David Benedict breaks down the survey and feedback mechanisms used by the Tigers to determine how best to move forward with a renovation to Jordan-Hare Stadium in today’s episode.
Jason Belzer - Founder & President - Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc. (GAME, Inc.)
Feb 18, 2016 • 4 min
In Part 2 of his interview with 1.Question, attorney Jason Belzer talks about representing head coaches, and touches on whether (or when) advancing administrators should think about representation.
Jason Belzer - Founder & President - Global Athlete Management Enterprises, Inc. (GAME, Inc.)
Feb 17, 2016 • 5 min
Attorney Jason Belzer discusses the expanding scope of Athletic Director representation (hint: it’s not JUST about the money) in today’s 1.Question
Alicia de Artola - Editor - Reign of Troy
Feb 16, 2016 • 4 min
In Part 2 of her two-part interview, Reign of Troy Editor Alicia de Artola discusses how fan expectations for USC’s football program can overshadow other elements of school’s AD job, and shares her thoughts on a timeline for the next AD’s hire.
Alicia de Artola - Editor - Reign of Troy
Feb 15, 2016 • 6 min
In Part 1 of her two-part interview, Reign of Troy Editor Alicia de Artola provides on-the-ground perspective on USC’s ongoing AD search.
Troy Dannen - Athletic Director - Tulane University
Feb 12, 2016 • 4 min
On his sixth day as Tulane’s newest AD, Troy Dannen hired a new football coach. Listen to him describe that process in today’s 1.Question.
Desiree Reed-Francois - Executive Associate Athletic Director & SWA - Virginia Tech
Feb 10, 2016 • 3 min
In Part 2 of her 1.Question interview, Virginia Tech Executive Associate AD Desiree Reed-Francois breaks down the anatomy of effectively announcing a high-level coaching hire, including who should be involved in the process.
Desiree Reed-Francois - Executive Associate Athletic Director & SWA - Virginia Tech
Feb 10, 2016 • 7 min
In today’s interview, Virginia Tech Executive Associate AD Desiree Reed-Francois talks through the many press and communication details needing attention when a new Head Football Coach hire is ready to go public.
Graham Neff - Deputy Athletic Director - Clemson University
Feb 9, 2016 • 4 min
Following Clemson football’s impressive playoff run, Deputy ADGraham Neff talks about the residual brand impact, and how the institution hopes to make the most of it.
Ayo Taylor-Dixon - Senior Associate AD/External - University of Northern Colorado
Feb 8, 2016 • 4 min
Northern Colorado’s Ayo Taylor-Dixon talks career development and relationships in today’s 1.Question.
Carter Henderson - Associate AD for PR & Communications - University of Washington
Feb 5, 2016 • 3 min
Washington’s Carter Henderson reveals how his team approached this year’s National Signing Day, and how they measure their efforts’ success.
Mark Tupper - Executive Sports Editor - Herald & Review
Feb 4, 2016 • 6 min
In Part 2 of his two-part interview, Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review breaks down potential candidates for the vacant University of Illinois AD position, adding “I think they’ll have someone named by next week.”
Mark Tupper - Executive Sports Editor - Herald & Review
Feb 3, 2016 • 4 min
As the University of Illinois AD search nears its conclusion, Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review gives us his take of the situation in Champaign and the position iteself.
Lee De Leon - Athletic Director - Abilene Christian University
Feb 2, 2016 • 4 min
Abilene Christian University AD Lee De Leon breaks down the “ACU story”, talks about where his department is headed, and reveals what he’s learned from some some key AD mentors in today’s 1.Question.
Tom Bowen - Athletic Director - University of Memphis
Feb 1, 2016 • 4 min
University of Memphis AD Tom Bowen talks about his unusual career path, which took him from college athletics to the NFL and back again, in today’s 1.Question.
Gene DeFilippo - Former Athletic Director - Boston College & Villanova University
Jan 29, 2016 • 3 min
In today’s 1.Q, Gene DeFilippo (former AD at Boston College and Villanova and current Senior Executive Director at Turnkey Search) talks about the importance of “fit” when matching an institution with a potential new AD.
Patrick Chun - Vice President and Director of Athletics - Florida Atlantic University
Jan 28, 2016 • 3 min
In Part 2 of his two-part interview, Florida Atlantic Athletic Director Pat Chun discusses why “winning the day” and accountability are crucial.
Patrick Chun - Vice President and Director of Athletics - Florida Atlantic University
Jan 27, 2016 • 5 min
In Part 1 of his two-part interview, Florida Atlantic Athletic Director Pat Chun discusses the tangible and intangible benefits of successfully executing a department-wide strategic plan.
Ron Prettyman - NCAA - Managing Director of Championships & Alliances
Jan 26, 2016 • 3 min
Industry veteran Ron Prettyman talks about the changing financial landscape of college athletics, and the skill sets ADs must posses, in today’s episode.
Gary Barta - Athletic Director University of Iowa
Jan 25, 2016 • 3 min
He’s in the seat now, but it took some work to get there! Listen to Iowa’s Gary Barta discuss the lessons he learned from not being the final selection before he eventually landed his first job as an AD in today’s 1.Question.
Jeremy McClain - Athletic Director Troy University
Jan 22, 2016 • 5 min
How does an AD’s leadership style evolve over time? Troy AD Jeremy McClain addresses that topic and more in today’s 1.Question.
Charlie Cobb - Athletic Director Georgia State University
Jan 21, 2016 • 5 min
Charlie Cobb, AD at Georgia State University, discusses the importance of Board and Presidential support in today’s 1.Question.
Dr. Brad Teague - Athletic Director University of Central Arkansas
Jan 20, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s 1.Question, University of Central Arkansas AD Dr. Brad Teague talks about recruiting and retaining athletes during the Bears four-year hiatus from post-season play.
Greg Christopher - Athletic Director Xavier University
Jan 19, 2016 • 2 min
In Part II of his two-part interview, Xavier AD Greg Christopher talks more about the dynamics involved in recruiting head coaches, and what’s on the 15 pages of questions he’s compiled over the years to ask during HC interviews.
Greg Christopher - Athletic Director Xavier University
Jan 18, 2016 • 4 min
In Part I of his two-part interview, Xavier AD Greg Christopher discusses his experiences hiring head coaches at Bowling Green, Purdue and Xavier, and how his vetting process has changed over time.
David Herbster - Athletic Director University of South Dakota
Jan 15, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s episode, David Herbster, AD at the University of South Dakota, talks about how his DII experience impacted the Coyotes’ move to DI.
Scott Sidwell - Athletic Director University of San Francisco
Jan 14, 2016 • 3 min
Today’s 1.Q features San Francisco AD Scott Sidwell on moving from two FBS programs (Tulane & Syracuse) to the I-AAA Dons.
Mike Vaught - Vice President of Athletics Grand Canyon University - Part 2
Jan 13, 2016 • 2 min
In Part 2 of his two-part interview, Grand Canyon University Vice President of Athletics Mike Vaught talks more about his institution’s transition to full Division I membership, how rapidly the university is growing, and University…
Mike Vaught - Vice President of Athletics Grand Canyon University - Part 1
Jan 12, 2016 • 2 min
In Part 1 of his two-part interview, Grand Canyon University Vice President of Athletics Mike Vaught talks about his institution’s transition to full Division I membership, and making 28 hires in just the past eight months.
Gene DeFilippo - Former Athletic Director at Boston College & Villanova University
Jan 11, 2016 • 1 min
In today’s 1.Q, Gene DeFilippo (former AD at Boston College and Villanova and current Senior Executive Director at Turnkey Search) talks about the constant need for Athletic Directors to execute high-level leadership, and the vital role…
Amy Huchthausen - Commissioner America East Conference Part 2
Jan 8, 2016 • 4 min
In Part 2 of her two-part interview, America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen talks about the league’s approach to attracting a new member institution, conference realignment, and more.
Amy Huchthausen - Commissioner America East Conference Part 1
Jan 7, 2016 • 5 min
In Part 1 of her two-part interview, America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen talks about Boston University’s decision to leave the conference 7 months into her tenure, and how that decision affected conference leadership and communication.
Zack Lassiter - Deputy Athletic Director for External Operations at Oregon State University
Jan 6, 2016 • 4 min
In today’s 1.Q, Oregon State’s Zack Lassiter provides insights on joining a new institution, and the importance of understanding the ins and outs of the college or university itself (beyond just the Athletic Department).
Brent Jones Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at University of Southern Mississippi
Jan 1, 2016 • 6 min
This week, 1.Question focuses on schools whose football teams enjoyed attendance jumps in 2015. Today, Brent Jones, Senior Associate AD at Southern Miss, outlines the Golden Eagles “Rocktober” campaign, and how his department intends to build on…
Scott Walcoff Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions at Temple University
Dec 31, 2015 • 5 min
This week, 1.Question focuses on schools whose football teams enjoyed attendance jumps in 2015. Today, Temple Associate AD for Marketing and Promotions Scott Walcoff discusses the multiple factors that contributed to the Owls’ 89% jump in attendance,…
Chet Savage, Deputy AD, New Mexico State University
Dec 30, 2015 • 3 min
This week, 1.Question focuses on schools whose football teams enjoyed attendance jumps in 2015. Today, New Mexico State Deputy AD Chet Savage talks about the Aggies ’Stuff the Stadium’ push.
Mary Pink
Dec 29, 2015 • 6 min
Associate Athletic Director for Marketing, Iowa State University
Chris Ferris
Dec 28, 2015 • 4 min
Executive Associate AD for External Operations at University of Pittsburgh
Chuck Sleeper
Dec 24, 2015 • 2 min
Executive Associate AD for Development at Michigan State
Eric Nichols
Dec 23, 2015 • 3 min
Chief Marketing Officer and Associate Athletic Director at University of South Carolina
Chris Freet
Dec 22, 2015 • 5 min
Senior Associate AD for External Operations & Strategic Communications at University of Arkansas
Ryan Peck
Dec 21, 2015 • 4 min
Associate Vice Chancellor for External Affairs at the University of Denver
Lynn Holzman
Dec 18, 2015 • 6 min
West Coast Conference Commissioner
Steve Lochmueller
Dec 17, 2015 • 4 min
Director of Athletics at Eastern Kentucky University
Vic Cegles
Dec 16, 2015 • 3 min
Director of Athletics at Long Beach State University
Jim Sterk
Dec 15, 2015 • 2 min
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at San Diego State University
Sean Frazier
Dec 14, 2015 • 4 min
Athletic Director at Northern Illinois University
Ryan Bamford
Dec 11, 2015 • 2 min
Director of Athletics at UMass
Scott Stricklin
Dec 10, 2015 • 6 min
Director of Athletics at Mississippi State University
Stan Wilcox: Part 2
Dec 9, 2015 • 3 min
Director of Athletics at Florida State University
Stan Wilcox: Part 1
Dec 8, 2015 • 5 min
Director of Athletics at Florida State University
Karlton Creech
Dec 7, 2015 • 4 min
Director of Athletics at the University of Maine
Robin Harris
Dec 4, 2015 • 3 min
Executive Director of The Council of Ivy League Presidents
Mike O’Brien
Dec 3, 2015 • 2 min
Athletic Director at University of Toledo
Janet Cone
Dec 2, 2015 • 5 min
UNC Asheville’s Director of Athletics
John Currie
Dec 1, 2015 • 2 min
Athletic Director at Kansas State University