1.Question Podcast

1.Question Podcast

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The 1.Question Podcast is designed to highlight executive leaders in college athletics and features interviews with athletic administrators from around the country. 1.Question is hosted by @TaiMBrown, Matt Roberts, and Jacob Gill.


Tommy McClelland | Athletics Director | Louisiana Tech
Dec 3 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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)
Oct 9 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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
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…