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 University moved the Baseball & Women's Soccer teams to the East Coast Conference (ECC) in early 2018. Stinson touches on his leadership relative to the Student-Athletes and coaches during the transition time before officially joining the ECC.
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 the) biggest renovation projects in college athletics, the $450 million upgrade to the football stadium-Kyle Field. He notes that the biggest challenges those in facilities face are budgetary concerns, scope of the facility, and time to completion.
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 position. Hill, a first-time AD, talks understanding the expectations from the moment he was hired. Empowered by the 49er leadership, he leaned on his experience with Florida Athletics to execute the search in a high-level fashion. The conversation also touched on the challenges of priority management that come with being new to the AD chair.
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 hand in bringing the coaches on staff to the table to understand the admissions process beyond just athletics. He also has been very active in fundraising for the school and touches on how that has proven to be beneficial for all parties involved.
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 on the struggles of many DIII athletic departments related to recruiting and offering financial aid packages. She even finds herself explaining the value of the college experience to the parents of some recruits because of the high costs of tuition.
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 question of taking time for himself and his family when he was an AD, Hyman admits he wasn't the best at it. He recommends leaders take a step backwards, take time to re-energize yourself, and invest in your family.
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 making process helped create collective buy-in. He also mentions NCAA brand awareness as an immediate benefit while recruiting, as well as new donors coming on board to help increase scholarships and make the transition successful.
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 staff and Student-Athletes. Duncan, founder of the Emerging ADs conference, speaks to possibly being hired by a former Student-Athlete as the ultimate measure of success in terms of leadership development.
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, football coach, and athletics administrator. In the first of two parts, he discusses what it takes to be successful and have longevity in the AD chair.
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 in college athletics. Fuller goes into the interesting intricacies of university fundraising campaigns such as how much money is actually available to use after a successful campaign. This is an excellent peek behind the development curtain.
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 ambassador for the university, and providing community service, Coach Winters speaks to the variety of ways he and his program support the university and the wider Detroit community. (Recorded during the 2018 AFCA Convention)