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The AthleticDirectorU Podcast

Nov 19, 2019

Success Beyond Winning is the topic of conversation between Sean Frazier, AD at NIU, John Hartwell, AD at Utah State, and Learfield/IMG Executive VP and former AD, Mike Hamilton. The three touch on defining success beyond the easy evaluation points of wins and losses. Frazier and Hartwell talk about internal...


Nov 12, 2019

Justin Burleigh, Chief Product Officer at Ticketmaster, talks about the company’s new digital ticketing product, Presence. With the primary benefit of tying tickets to a person or device, athletic departments can now understand who is in their respective venues and what those patrons want to experience when...


Nov 5, 2019

Athletics leaders, Ed Scott of Morgan State and Stevie Baker-Watson of DePauw join Jason Fein, of Bates College, on AthleticDirectorU to discuss work-life balance while leading a small staff. The trio discuss identifying professional fatigue, schedule flexibility, and advice to new leaders on life in the chair.


Nov 5, 2019

Chris Freet, Deputy Athletics Director for External Engagement at the University of Kansas, joins Jay F. Hicks on the newly co-branded AthleticDirectorU and Sports Creatives Podcast. The duo discuss Freet's first time overseeing development and creating a culture of success for the Jayhawks, the priority of social...


Oct 31, 2019

Washington State Director of Athletics, Pat Chun, and Sr. Associate AD & COO, Bryan Blair, are joined by Jean Frankel, President & CEO of Ideas for Action LLC in this episode of the AthleticDirectorU Podcast. The trio give in depth insight about various aspects of the new strategic plan. Including thoughts on why parts...