Spotlight On: Amanda Gilpin, University of Texas at San Antonio Football

Amanda Gilpin
Director of Operations
University of Texas-San Antonio
Official bio at UTSA Football
Twitter: @AGilpin_UTSA

 

 

What do the first two hours of your day look like?

We are an AM practice team, so I get to work by 6:00 AM. We have staff meeting at 6:30 AM and I check with Coach Wilson to make sure he doesn’t need anything prior to staff meeting/team meeting.

Prior to leaving the night before I clean my desk and get organized for the next day.

Name one go-to resource that helps you with your duties. 

Trello! I use Trello to manage projects and stay organized with day-to-day operations.

If you could go back to your first day on the job and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

You cannot do everything! Learn to delegate.

Name one new thing you want to accomplish this year?

Continue to improve the administrative portion of the program so that it runs as smoothly as possible.

Best career or work advice you ever received?

You can plan everything perfectly and still have everything go wrong. The best you can do is adapt.

As you look at the athletic operations field, what is one area that is growing/changing the most?

It is hard to nail down one area, but recruiting and operations are both ever changing with NCAA regulations. Both areas have to adapt to the early signing period, hiring of the 10th full-time assistant coach, eliminating two-a-days, etc.

First event, person, or job that sparked your interest in this field of work.

I have always been a fan of college football. When I worked at University of Tennessee, as an administrative assistant for offense/defense I knew that working in operations was a goal I wanted to pursue.

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