An Athletic Director? What Do You Do All Day?

When people ask me what my job is, I take a lot of pride in answering that I’m an athletic director.  Being an athletic director – I believe – is something that almost anybody can do, but only a few of us are dumb enough to actually follow this path.  To be honest, I had…
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Legal “Rights” To High School Athletics

I’ll apologize at the start for the length of this post… I’ve been sent this news story (found here) multiple times over the past couple weeks from people either sending it as an FYI or curious to know my opinion on it.  Before I comment on it, I feel like I need to place a…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 4

Finally, the last portion of our district’s athletic department communication guidelines.  In Part 1, I laid out the types of communications that we expect to take place between our coaches and our parents.  In Part 2, I discussed the three types of parental concerns that we encourage parents to address with our coaches.  In Part…
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Whose Experience Is It?

Between the content of my email/voice mail inbox and the recent headlines from Independence, Iowa, about their girls’ basketball coaches, I feel like this is as good a time as any to address the true experience of high school athletics. In my opinion, this is the busiest time of the year for a North Dakota…
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