Looking Back on Year One as Army Athletic Director

Looking Back on Year One as Army Athletic DirectorQ: What are you most proud of in your first year as the Athletics Director at Army West Point?

A: Putting together what I believe is the best Staff in the country.  You are only as good as the people who surround you, and by that measure, we are going to be really good!

Q: You arrived at West Point with experience as an executive at your alma mater Wake Forest and as the athletics director at Furman. What have been some of the biggest adjustments you have had to make since arriving at West Point?  

A: Certainly learning all of the military acronyms and the general flow of military etiquette and processes has been a new experience. There are also significant unique aspects to USMA athletics that differentiate us from other schools across the country. Our challenges are unique to USMA, but we don’t have to deal with so many other challenges which other schools face: Scholarship costs, Name, Image & Likeness legislation and eligibility waivers are a few examples of areas that can consume time and energy of other Athletic Directors, but don’t come into play at West Point. This allows us to attack other issues which can have a more direct, positive effect on the cadet-athletes Division I experience. Read more.

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