How do you become an athletic director?

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    whitney_185posted 6 years ago

    How do you become an athletic director?

    What was your path to becoming an athletic director? Where did you start, was becoming an AD a goal or did you just arrive there? What special skills do you need and what kind of schooling/degree do you have that qualifies you? What are the pros and cons and what other ways could you prepare to become one?

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    Husky1970posted 6 years ago

    Wow, that's a lot to answer.  Actually, I kind of just arrived there.  I coached basketball for many years while teaching mathematics.  I acquired my M.Ed in School Administration and served as an assistant principal for 5 years before ending my career as an athletic director.  I held that title for 4 years at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.  Honestly, it was my favorite 4 years of my career.  I loved it.  You definitely need excellent organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and time management skills.  Most of all, you need to love what you are doing.  I hope this helps and I encourage you to follow your heart and your dreams.