Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Is Experience as an Athletic Director Really Necessary?

Face it, the DIA is a business. The CEO of any business must be a leader. He or she must know how to get the most out of a dollar. The CEO must be able to sell (i.e. marketing) the product. The CEO must be able to find talented people as subordinates, and give them the necessary tools to succeed. If they fail, the CEO must take immediate steps to find someone who will succeed.

The committee said it wants someone with senior athletic administrator experience. However, Michigan hired the guy who was CEO of Domino's Pizza as its new athletic director. If there is one thing the DIA needs, it is new ideas.

As an aside, Coach Guenther wants Tommy Michael to succeed him. No thanks.


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