- California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers
by Jason Scott February 2017
High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
- Labor Deal Brings Benefits for Minor League Umps
by Spokesman Review January 2017
The minimum monthly salary for rookie and short-season Class A umpires, such as those umps that handle Spokane Indians games, will rise from $1,900 to $2,000 under the new deal and increase to as much as $2,300 for a fourth-year umpire.
- County Welcomes New Parks and Rec Director
by Clint Thomas December 2016
Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission Executive Director Jarrod Dean sees a bright future for the county in his new role, with plenty of respect included for Putnam's past. Dean, 36, became the PCPRC executive director on Nov. 7, having worked previously in the executive branch of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. "I was born and raised in Huntington and worked in Charleston for a little while, he said last week. "After my wife and I got married, we moved to Putnam County. One of the reasons was because the county has such a good school rating. We've lived here for about four years. "My background is in engineering project management. I did sales and development for several structural steel fabrication companies, plus their economic development and a lot of construction stuff.
- Rec Dept. Hires 'Skateguards’ to Monitor Ice Rink
by Emily Attwood December 2016
The ice rink at Canton Recreational Pavilion in Watertown, N.Y., has gotten so popular that the recreation department has had to hire “skateguard” supervisors to keep order during open skate hours.
- Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices
by Courtney Cameron November 2016
The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.
- Park Director's Sudden Dismissal Raises Questions
by Alicia Yager November 2016
Board Member Ken Resch penned a letter to the Asbury Mayor and City Council members Thursday expressing his surprise and frustration over the dismissal of Asbury Park and Recreation Director Jason Thieme.
- U. of Wisconsin Athletics Hires Director of Diversity and Inclusion
by Paul Steinbach November 2016
This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Five Steps to a Cleaner Health Club
by Rob Bishop October 2016
This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Florida Names Scott Stricklin Athletic Director
by Jason Scott September 2016
Scott Stricklin has been selected to be the next athletic director at the University of Florida, university president Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.
- How We Approached Closing Our Second Club Location
by Rob Bishop August 2016
This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.