By Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center
As all coaches know, effective athletic administrators can make your job measurably easier and a little less stressful, while poor athletic administrators can be a nightmare to work for and a big reason you leave.
Here are the top 11 attributes coaches respect in an athletic director, listed in reverse order of how frequently the qualities were mentioned in a recent survey I conducted of my newsletter readers:
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2014 GADA Conference Information and registration forms are posted.
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Safe Sport Zone and NIAAA Certification
FREE TO ALL GADA MEMBERS
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Athletic directors must address the risk management issues in athletic competition. Author of Contest Management, Jay Hammes will address these issues to assure a safer environment. Identified in the course are issues related to fans, athletics, facilities maintenance, evacuation procedures and applications for most other emergencies. . By attending the course, members will receive a certification endorsed by the NIAAA.
Please congratulate Carter Wilson (Decatur, HS, GADA President 2009-2010) for being a part of one of the only books to be nationally published for interscholastic athletic administrators. The NIAAA has been working with the publishers for years to finalize this product. Please examine it on Amazon.com or at NIAAA's website.
It might be possible to have these at the conference to sell. I will check with NIAAA.
Thank you Carter for being a leader and representing Georgia so well. Nice job!
GADA President 2011-12
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by Mike Phillips - Albany Herald
ALBANY — His roots are in Florida, but Johnny Seabrooks’ life has been right here in Albany, where the Good Life City has been even better since he arrived.
Seabrooks, who was born and raised in Montecello, Fla., has dug both his feet — and his heart — into the Georgia clay, where he spent 28 years coaching in high schools and 40 years in one capacity or another overseeing high school athletes.
On Monday night, Seabrooks will be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame, and many feel it’s long overdue for a man who has given his life to the youth of Southwest Georgia and specifically to Dougherty County.
“It’s an honor, a great honor,’’ said Seabrooks as he conducted an interview with The Herald Friday, rushing between the college signing of Westover distance runner Ericka Taylor and overseeing physicals for the county.
The man who is synonymous with track & field in Albany seems to always be on the run.
He has been the Dougherty County Director of Athletics since 2002 as a long winding road brought him to his current position — a road that started when Seabrooks arrived here as a coach after starting out in Brooks County, where he ran a one-man recreational facility from the back of his Volkswagen as a roving physical education teacher in Quitman and later as a legendary coach in the Dougherty County school district at both Monroe and Dougherty high schools.
It’s been 40 years since he graduated from Albany State University, where he was a four-year letterman and star in both football and track & field. He graduated with a bachelor of science in health and physical education in 1974 and later earned a masters in education, administration and supervision from ASU in 1999. Read more...