Published - February 2nd, 2023

Are you an Interscholastic Athletic Director and/or Coach looking for a talk show style podcast that discusses what is happening in your world? This may be the podcast for you . . . 

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Published -September 21st, 2023

In Episode #16 we are joined by Nick Farman, a professional scout for Catapult Sports focused on the states in the Pacific Northwest. Catapult exists to unleash the potential of every athlete and team. Operating at the intersection of sports science and analytics, Catapult products are designed to optimize performance, avoid injury, provide video analysis, help facilitate recruiting and scouting and quantify return to play. Catapult works with more than 3,800 elite teams in over 100 countries globally. They work with the Kansas City Chiefs, Golden State Warriors, Manchester City, and numerous top tier division one institutions to just name a few. Nick is also an aspiring athletic director which we definitely dive into. Together we discuss the pirate, coach Mike Leach, Professional Scouting, and steps to take to get your foot in the door when you are an aspiring athletic director.

Published -September 13th, 2023

In Episode #15 of the AD Podcast, we are joined by Collin Henderson, the founder and CEO of Master Your Mindset. Collin is a leading professional in mindset training and performance for sport teams and organizations nationwide. Together we discuss the dissolution of the Pac 12 conference, normalizing mindset training, mental fitness drills for athletic directors and coaches, and bison versus cattle. Understand that your thoughts do become things. So get ready y’all to be where your feet are right now. 

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Published -September 6th, 2023

In Episode #14, we are joined by Deon Birkes, the athletic director for Lincoln Consolidated School District in Arkansas and Jason Culler, the Associate Athletic Director for Jenks Public Schools in Oklahoma. Together we discuss the kickoff to the college football season, the value of vendors at conferences, learning from others, and the idea behind the Border States Summit. A Summer conference centered around additional professional education opportunities for athletic administrators coming from the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. 

Published -August 31st, 2023

In Episode #13, the last of our Welcome Back to School Episodes on The AD Podcast, we are joined by Josh Scott, the district athletic director for Springfield Public Schools in Missouri. Together we discuss professional soccer, district AD to-dos, and how the SportsYou platform has helped his district with communicating effectively.

Published -August 25th, 2023

In bonus episode #1 we bring on Robbie Lightfoot the co-founder and VP of Sales for Box Out Sports. A graphics platform that allows users to make professional looking graphics via ready made templates in minutes. Together we discuss the importance of branding and effectively communicating to all your stakeholders via social media platforms. Listen to the entire episode to learn how you can get a box out account at a discounted price or even for free. Get ready to learn how you can bring your social media strategy at the speed of sports. 

Published -August 14th, 2023

As the school year kicks back off across the country, we wanted to help you welcome back the school year with a special three part series. In Episode #12, the second of three Welcome Back to School Episodes on The AD Podcast, we are once again joined by one of our first ever listeners, Jim Harris, the athletic director for John Champe High School in Virginia as well as the host of On The Road With The VIAAA podcast. Together we discuss pro wrestling, Mario Kart, data driven decisions and professional development at state conferences.

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Published -July 31st, 2023

As the school year kicks back off across the country, we wanted to help you welcome back the school year with a special three part series. In Episode #11, the first of three Welcome Back to School Episodes on The AD Podcast, we are joined by one of our first ever listeners, Sean Blumette, an administrator for Brooke County Schools in West Virginia. Together we discuss Scott’s new sleep schedule, college football rankings, AD & coach orientations, back to school facility checklists, and how to take time for yourself during school breaks. 

Published - June 22nd, 2023

Have you been frustrated with cancellations of your kids' youth sporting games due to not having officials available to administer those games? It’s time to be proactive and get more officials in the game so that our kids get the opportunity to play no matter their level of competition. In Episode #10 on The AD Podcast, we are joined by Kenny Seifert, the Assistant Executive Director & Director of Officials for the Missouri State High School Activities Association, and Kyle Armstrong, the Founder & CEO of RefReps. Together we discuss the historical and more present decline of officials for youth sporting events and how RefReps with the use of their first of its kind Officiating Education System are helping recruit, retain, and train the next generation of officials.

Published -June 15th, 2023

Have you ever thought, how do I start a media program at my school? Then this episode is for you. In Episode #9 on The AD Podcast, we are joined by Ryan Johnson, the athletic director for Indian Rocks Christian School in Florida and Sam Scott, the SID for Sissonville HS in West Virginia. Together we discuss how you can start a media program at your school, the need for consistent branding for your entire school, and empowering your students to help be content creators for your programs and activities school wide.

Classes Offered:

101 - Branding Handbook

201 - Content Marketing

301 - Student Media Team

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Published - June 5th, 2023

Bring the juice for this one as we pack a ton of great content into this power packed hour long episode. In Episode #8, we are joined by Brian Cain, CMAA, founder, and lead mental performance coach at Brian Cain Peak Performance. Together we discuss bedtime routines, Brian’s MVP process, the focus funnel, mastering time blocking, and a whole lot of great content for bettering yourself as a coach and athletic director. 

Get ready y’all to Dominate the Day!

Published - May 25th, 2023

In Episode #7, we are joined by Tim Kight, the founder and CEO of Focus 3. Together we discuss college football programs, John Wooden, developing exceptional leaders, strengthening department culture, equipping individuals to perform at an elite level, and a few places to eat in Bluffton, South Carolina. 

Published - May 4th, 2023

In Episode 6 of The AD Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Dustin Smith and Dr. Danielle LaPoint the co-hosts of the Pairadocs Podcast. Together we discuss hockey, work/life balance, being an athletic department of one, children's bedtime books and places you can take your boat to eat in Arkansas and Florida

Published - April 14th, 2023

Tonight we are joined by Dr. Chris Hobbs. Together we discuss the XFL, pitch clocks in the MLB, how to care for your coaches, developing belief in your coaches, specialist positions in athletic departments and great places to eat in New Jersey and Houston, Texas. 

Published - March 30th, 2023

We come to you live from the NIAAA office as we are joined by Rich Barton, Becky Moran, and Phil Rison. Together we discuss March Madness, Futbol, Hoka Shoes, all things NIAAA , and learn about some delicious eateries in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Published - March 16th, 2023

We are joined by Dr. Scott Grant as we discuss Coach Prime, the Cleveland Browns, the ins and outs of name image and likeness at the high school level, and learn about some delicious places to eat in Findlay Ohio 

Published - March 3rd, 2023

Freddy brings work with him to the pod in the form of our guest for the evening, Darryl Nance. Together we discuss ACC basketball, coach K, providing leadership education to coaches and athletic directors, cartoon characters, and local eateries in Greenville South Carolina.

Published - February 16th, 2023

We are joined by Kevin Broene & Richard Pearson as we discuss "The Game" in the Big 10, the on going officials shortage, fan behavior at youth sporting events, and local eateries in Grand Rapids, MI and Foxboro, MA.

Published - February  2nd, 2023

Freddy and Scott discuss how this isn't an interview based podcast, paw patrol, international athletic directors, and foreshadowing that you might be the first athletic director to be on the pod.