Building Dynamic Interscholastic Athletic Administrators
What does it take to build a great interscholastic athletic program? Well, that’s a complicated question. It takes many things, including the right mix of people, policy, money, and of course many teams of athletes and coaches by teaching leadership in core areas.
And it takes an intelligent and driven athletic director.
The process of building a successful interscholastic athletic program takes leadership from a qualified athletic director. Often an active coach already in the program earns the job because they have a good head for sports. Other times the position goes to a school administrator who wants to help the school athletes be the best they can. Sometimes a dedicated sports administrator who has the sole responsibility of running the school’s athletic program earns the job.
Regardless of who ends up with the position, becoming a successful athletic director takes work. Building a championship program takes dedication, and knowledge of not just sports but business, communication, finance, safety, budgeting, human resources, law, and more. An interscholastic athletic director needs to be passionate about education and sports. He or she needs to care about the student athletes, and make it his/her goal to give them the best opportunity to succeed, by creating the best athletic program possible.
The goal of Ohio University’s Athletic Administration program is to train and prepare coaches and administrators to become knowledgeable and forward-thinking athletic administrators. Our courses develop and expand your skill set to help prepare you for a career guiding your K-12 athletic program into the future.