What do the first two hours of your day look like?
It depends on the time of year, but usually when I get in the office I’ll get to work on the list of things that I typically write out for the week or day before. I don’t like when my email gets cluttered so I work to go through those early as well.
Name one go-to resource (or two or three) that helps you with your duties.
Teamworks is definitely overall the best go to resource that I use on a daily basis. Being able to use it for communication purposes with the team and staff is crucial. I had chance to visit their headquarters down in Durham, North Carolina. I was very impressed on what they have going on down there. Zach Maurides is a great leader and has that company rolling!
There are of number of people on our campus that are awesome resources as well that I can go to anytime. Without them I wouldn’t be able to get everything I need to get done.
If you could go back to your first day on the job and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Just understanding that not everything is going to work out perfectly like you want it too. In our profession we work so hard to make sure everything is done perfect and I personally try to be as detail orient as possible, but when your job relies on so many things you can’t control, you have to learn to cope with it.
As you look at the athletic operations field, what is one area that is growing/changing the most?
All of the innovation and ideas that are currently taking place in college football are making change everlasting. I would say the main things that are changing the most are new rules being implemented at all times and the size of staffs continue to grow.
Best career or work advice you ever received?
I have been very fortunate to work with a lot of great people, players and coaches, that have either given great advice or I have been able to learn by just being in their presence. However I always revert back to the importance of relationships. Building strong and having trusting relationships, I truly believe will get you to where you want to go.