ON5: Kyrah McCowan, USC Track & Field

Welcome to episode five of Ops Nation, the flagship podcast for AthleticOps.com. In this episode of Ops Nation, we’re talking to the Director of Operations for the University of Southern California Track & Field program, Kyrah McCowan. Buckle your seat belts, because Kyrah is hitting this one at full speed! And although still quite young, she’s got stories typically reserved for long time veterans.

In this episode Kyrah talks about how a missed interview turned into opportunity, her position as staff assistant to Lane Kiffin, her unexpected and remarkable journey from Tennessee to Southern California, her relationship to the legendary Monte Kiffin, how a position is sometimes more “fit” than perceived competencies, her tenure with USC football, building relationships, the importance of reputation, and how she’s built her own position and responsibilities with USC Track & Field.

Kyrah’s recommended app:

  • Teamworks – operations platform for athletic teams and organizations

Kyrah’s recommended resource:

Kyrah’s Tip of the Day:

  • “Stay open. The athletics administration field is very competitive. You can take a most unconventional route.”

Follow Kyrah McCowan on Twitter.
Follow USC Track & Field on Twitter.
Kyrah’s contact info at USC Track & Field.

photo credit: USC Athletics

Intro Music: Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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