Athletic Director's Desk Reference is the most authoritative and comprehensive resource available for college and university athletic administrators. Loaded with practical tools, this resource guides programme administrators in navigating their increasingly complex roles in athletic programmes of any size. With this reference, administrators will confidently handle typical and unexpected situations and address the various policy and system needs required for running a successful athletic programme. This comprehensive resource includes more than 120 management tips and planning tools in the book that provide expert insights and strategic advice, and more than 340 downloadable documents in the web resource that can be customized to meet the needs of each athletic programme. This book examines the role of the athletic administrator.
Donna A. Lopiano served for 18 years as the director of women's athletics at the University of Texas at Austin and is a past president of the US Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. She was named one of the 10 most powerful women in sports by Fox Sports. Connee Zotos, is a clinical associate professor of sports management at New York University in New York City. She has over 38 years of experience in scholastic and collegiate athletics administrator and professor.
Chapter 1. Developing Leadership Style and Philosophy; Chapter 2. Governance of the Athletic Program; Chapter 3. Vision, Mission, and Goals; Chapter 4. Operational Structure of the Athletic Program; Chapter 5. Office Operations, Finance, and Budgeting; Chapter 6. Managing a Staff to Accomplish Program Goals; Chapter 7. Ethics, Rules Compliance, and Professional Conduct; Chapter 8. Student-Athlete Support Programs; Chapter 9. Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Programs; Chapter 10. Diversity, Inclusion, and Discrimination; Chapter 11. Team Administration; Chapter 12. Event Management and Scheduling; Chapter 13. Revenue Acquisition and Fund-Raising; Chapter 14. Communications, Media Relations, and Promotions.