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 type of environment with limited resources, and finding happiness when former staffers and student-athletics go on to successful careers in athletics.
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 profits from his website, if and when he'll conclude his coverage of the Lobos and if there's a national business model he's exploring.
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 business to be built using his model, and more.
On the heels of yesterday's 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 have on other companies in a variety of verticals.
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 opportunity ahead for his department to capture the complete attention of the marketplace with the exit of the NFL's Chargers, plus how much time he spends on a weekly basis working through football's facility future.
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 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 institution. Doyle also addresses the progression of the "Director of Football Operations" position and gives his thoughts on why the position could lead to the Athletic Director chair.
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 DeFilippo. DeFilippo provides insight on how candidates who may have a profile that's attractive for two concurrent openings should proceed transparently. DeFilippo also notes a search firms role in make sure they're putting candidates forward who will take the job.
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 those who currently work for him as they consider career progression.
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 opportunities she took on (NCAA, NACWAA, FCS) with the ancillary benefit of raising the profile of the university. However, she knew when it was time to pull back & spend more time back on campus. In closing, McNeil compares and contrasts FCS leadership with those from the 'Power 5.'
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 expounds on the organic and supportive nature of all her head coaches with each other, including day-to-day examples of how Hawks coaches interact and how such a culture can be built.