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A look back at past BOSCA workshops and insights from industry pro's.

2015 BOSCA WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

POSTED BY: on Tuesday, January 26 2016

The 4th edition of the Business of Small College Athletics workshop was held October 26-27, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Oklahoma City.  2015 continued a trend of growth for the workshop as a diverse group of attendees came from 33 different states to enjoy ten sessions and 14 presentations ...

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2014 BOSCA Workshop Overview

POSTED BY: on Monday, January 25 2016

The 3rd annual BOSCA workshop was held on October 17-18, 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.  Attendees at the workshop represented NAIA, D2, and D3 institutions from 23 different states.  The workshop featured 10 sessions(14 presentations) and 2 networking events ...

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2013 BOSCA WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

POSTED BY: on Sunday, January 24 2016

The 2013 Business of Small College Athletics workshop was held on October 22-23, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in Oklahoma City.  Administrators from small colleges throughout the country participated in ten sessions and a networking social.  The diverse group of attendees included University Vice Presidents, Athletic Directors, Associate and Assistant A ...

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2012 BOSCA WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

POSTED BY: on Saturday, January 23 2016

The first ever Business of Small College Athletics workshop was held October 15-16, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in Oklahoma City. The workshop was designed to bring together administrators from D2, NAIA, D3, and NJCAA schools to share ideas and network ...

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Kevin Steele - Athletic Director - Mid America Nazarene University

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Thursday, February 19 2015

How did you get started in College Athletics? I started as an assistant basketball coach at Grand Canyon University (after having worked at the high school level a few years) and later became the head coach at smaller college in Phoenix.   Has the role of athletic director always been one of your goals? If not, when did you realize that it was a potential career path? Originally, all I wanted to do was coach ...

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Stevie Baker-Watson, Athletic Director - DePauw University

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Monday, January 19 2015

How did you get started in College Athletics?   After graduating from Ohio University with a degree in athletic training, I returned home to Chicago and volunteered to be an assistant/intern athletic trainer at Lake Forest College.  I was attending graduate school and coaching volleyball and once I finished my master’s degree, I accepted a full time position at St ...

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Tim Drain, Athletic Director - Tyler Junior College

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Thursday, August 28 2014

When did you get the sense that a career in College Athletics might be for you?  How did you get started?   I knew early in high school that I wanted a career in the sporting industry.  I played many sports growing up, and then focused on tennis when I got to high school ...

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Corey Westra, Commissioner - Great Plains Athletic Conference

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Monday, August 18 2014

When did you start thinking about a career in College Athletics and how did you get started? It was my senior year in college when I did all the SID work at Dordt College for class credit (independent studies).  I started seeing what the AD and coaches were doing more behind the scenes and really fell in love with being around the inner-workings of college athletics ...

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Darin Wilson, Athletic Director - Georgia Gwinnett College

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Monday, August 11 2014

How did you get started in College Athletics?   I played college baseball and became a graduate assistant at Union College in Kentucky.  I was fortunate that I was offered the head baseball position at age 25 and thus, began my full-time collegiate career ...

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Tom Simmons, Athletic Director - Ohio Northern University

POSTED BY: Jim Abbotton Tuesday, August 05 2014

How did you get started in College Athletics?   I started my career in minor league baseball. Returned to my alma mater, Ohio Northern, when the AD position opened.   You’ve been at Ohio Northern for 15 years now.  What’s the key to longevity in a position in College Athletics?   I think at any level, we have to try and keep ourselves fresh ...

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