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  • Reasons Barry Klein Is Leaving Day-to-Day Club Operations

    by Barry Klein June 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Employee Fired for Leaving Girl Hanging on Climbing Wall

    by Jason Scott March 2016

    A 55-second video posted on Facebook showing a young woman on her phone while a girl cries for help on a climbing wall got an employee at a Surrey, B.C. gymnasium fired.

  • Dealing With Different Personal Trainer Personality Types

    by AB Staff February 2016

    This article appeared in the January/February issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Numbers Don’t Support Firing Successful Coaches

    by Jason Scott December 2015

    This season, the college football coaching carousel is spinning at an unusually fierce velocity. Several high-profile jobs have become available, with coaches either stepping down or getting the axe.

  • Study: HS ADs Face Barriers to Hiring Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott October 2015

    As youth and high school sports injuries continue to make headlines, a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training revealed that high school athletic directors face challenges when it comes to staffing qualified athletic trainers.

  • Texas Fires Athletic Director Steve Patterson

    by Jason Scott September 2015

    University of Texas president Gregory Fenves has reportedly fired athletic director Steve Patterson after just 22 months on the job.

  • ‘Sloppy Drunk’ Episode Costs BGSU Coach Jans His Job

    by Paul Steinbach April 2015

    Bowling Green State University fired Chris Jans on Thursday after receiving a tip from patrons in a local bar that the men’s basketball coach was “sloppy drunk” and behaving inappropriately toward several women, including the daughter of the eyewitness who submitted an email and video to BGSU athletic director Chris Kingston.

  • Tennessee Fires Donnie Tyndall Amid NCAA Probe

    by Michael Gaio March 2015

    The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, the school announced Friday morning. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports first reported Tyndall's departure.

  • How to Deal with Millennials as Employees

    by Rob Bishop February 2015

    You know, when we were young, we were expected to work for a living.

    When did we become our grandfathers?

    Over the years, on these pages and at various conferences, we have talked about the challenges and rewards of hiring and working with the Millennial Generation. But maybe now we need to divide them between the Old Millennials and the Young Millennials.

  • Sayreville AD Suspended Amid Hazing Investigation

    by Emily Attwood December 2014

    The Board of Education voted on Tuesday night to suspend the Sayreville High School athletic director amid an investigation into the hazing scandal involving its football program. The football team's season came to an abrupt and early end in October following allegations of harassment, bullying and sexual assault. 

    The board voted 8-0 to suspend athletic director John Kohutanycz with pay, effective December 17. The school's football coach, George Najjar, has been suspended since October, though four assistant coaches suspended at that time have been reinstated. 

    At Tuesday night's meeting, the board also approved the hiring of one of those assistant football coaches, Michael Novak, as the school's new strength coach, a position Najjar held until his suspension. The move was a controversial one among board members, some of whom felt that Novak should not have been considered for the position because of his connection to the football hazing investigation. Said one board member in a written statement, "I voted no on appointing Michael Novak as strength and conditioning coach because I don't believe that any of the football coaches should be returning to any coaching position at this time."

    Seven players have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation, though no coaches or administrators have faced charged.