Athletic Director

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Overview
An athletic director (commonly "athletics director" or "AD") is an administrator at many
american colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, who
oversees the work of coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic
athletic programs (ehow.com). They are in charge of an athletic department at a high school,
college or university and at some colleges, the athletic director may hold academic rank. They
are usually considered to be full-time administrators instead of, full time faculty members.
Although technically in charge of all of the coaches, they are often far beyond well-compensated
and also less famous, with few having their own television and radio programs as many coaches
now do. In this paper I plan to describe the duties of an athletic coach, career paths, educational
requirements and benefits of becoming an athletic Director.

Athletic Director Job Description
The Athletic director oversees funding and budgets for school athletic programs and are
responsible for ensuring that the various teams at a school receive a fair distribution of resources.
They may have to make tough decisions about how to allocate money. They work with coaches
to ensure school and division regulations are being followed but don't usually handle the direct
coaching and training of athletes. However, they usually oversee the hiring and firing of trainers
and coaches. In addition to managing the athletic department budget, athletic directors organize
publicity and game times for athletic teams. Athletic directors may also reach out to alumni and
seek donations for the department.

Athletic Director Job Description

The Athletic director provides guidance and direction for a school’s sports program. They
prepare a budget and allocate spending on items like coach’s salaries,…...

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