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POMONA PITZER – POMONA COLLEGE

The Pomona-Pitzer Athletic and Physical Education Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Becker as Assistant Athletic Director of Operations & Events. As the Assistant AD of Operations & Events, Becker will oversee the staffing and operations of events, home game management, and championship hosting. This position provides leadership in planning and designing events, facility maintenance and upgrades, and coordinating with external organizations regarding the use of the facilities. This role works alongside Head Coaches to understand home event needs and preferences, and participates in planning and managing the events and operations budget. Read More.

Look Closely at the Line Between Traditional Sports and Esports
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Look Closely at the Line Between Traditional Sports and EsportsLook Closely at the Line Between Traditional Sport...

December 11th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.12.11 | by Francis Giknis

Walk into nearly any dorm and you’re guaranteed to see a few things. Hopefully, there will be some students studying, probably there will be dirty laundry and unwashed dishes, and certainly, someone will be playing video games....

Walk into nearly any dorm and you’re guaranteed to see a few things. Hopefully, there will be some students studying, probably there will be dirty laundry and unwashed...

Invest In Walk-ons To Strengthen The Culture of Your Program
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Invest In Walk-ons To Strengthen The Culture of Your ProgramInvest In Walk-ons To Strengthen The Culture of Yo...

December 7th, 2017 | by Jonathan Yates2017.12.07 | by Jonathan Yates

Treating walk-on athletes well is generally not associated with the duties of an athletic director, but for those who master their craft, it adds greatly to the success of the programs at their school. This was prominently on...

Treating walk-on athletes well is generally not associated with the duties of an athletic director, but for those who master their craft, it adds greatly to the success...

It’s Time To Change Transfer Limitations
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It’s Time To Change Transfer LimitationsIt’s Time To Change Transfer Limitations...

December 6th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.12.06 | by Matthew Monte

In the wake of the sanctions placed on Ole Miss football for multiple violations of NCAA rules, it was announced that, as of this past Monday, seniors on the Ole Miss football team would be granted a waiver to transfer from the...

In the wake of the sanctions placed on Ole Miss football for multiple violations of NCAA rules, it was announced that, as of this past Monday, seniors on the Ole Miss...

Consider Your Values When Hiring
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Consider Your Values When HiringConsider Your Values When Hiring...

December 5th, 2017 | by Matthew Monte2017.12.05 | by Matthew Monte

We are smack dab in the middle of what the media has dubbed “silly season,” where big-name football coaches and athletic directors are hired, fired, and paraded out for judgment by the mob. Social media has already had a...

We are smack dab in the middle of what the media has dubbed “silly season,” where big-name football coaches and athletic directors are hired, fired, and paraded out...

Catching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert
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Catching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon GilbertCatching Up With Southern Miss AD Jon Gilbert...

November 29th, 2017 | by College AD2017.11.29 | by College AD

CollegeAD recently had a chance to catch up with 2016 Next Up Honoree and Southern Miss athletic director Jon Gilbert as he closes in on one year on the job. It has been a fast and furious 10 months for Gilbert since being named...

CollegeAD recently had a chance to catch up with 2016 Next Up Honoree and Southern Miss athletic director Jon Gilbert as he closes in on one year on the job. It has been...

Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win
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Focus on the Whole Team: Communicate to WinFocus on the Whole Team: Communicate to Win...

November 28th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield2017.11.28 | by Walt Whitfield

Every university and athletic department relies on a communication staff. They communicate their brand, their message, key dates and times, and handle all media and public relations for the programs. Within the department walls,...

Every university and athletic department relies on a communication staff. They communicate their brand, their message, key dates and times, and handle all media and...

The Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crystal-Clear for Athletic Departments
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The Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crystal-Clear for Athletic DepartmentsThe Decision to Add Protective Headgear Not Crysta...

November 27th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.11.27 | by Francis Giknis

Conversations surrounding how to lessen the frequency of head injuries in athletics have thankfully become commonplace in today’s sports media. Primarily focused on the cash cow that is college football, articles hoping to...

Conversations surrounding how to lessen the frequency of head injuries in athletics have thankfully become commonplace in today’s sports media. Primarily focused on...

Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue of Sport
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Inside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue of SportInside ‘Sport, Ethics and Leadership’: The Virtue ...

November 22nd, 2017 | by Jack Bowen2017.11.22 | by Jack Bowen

As sport evolves, the idea and promotion of virtue itself (behaviors that embody what we value most, such as acting with respect and integrity and celebrating humans acting honorably, often in the face of external motivators)...

As sport evolves, the idea and promotion of virtue itself (behaviors that embody what we value most, such as acting with respect and integrity and celebrating humans...

Professional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique Opportunities
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Professional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique OpportunitiesProfessional Athlete Alums Offer ADs Unique Opport...

November 20th, 2017 | by Francis Giknis2017.11.20 | by Francis Giknis

Most colleges aren’t lucky enough to have their student-athletes go pro in the sport of their choosing. After all, as the NCAA is constantly reminding us, there are thousands of student-athletes, but only a handful will make...

Most colleges aren’t lucky enough to have their student-athletes go pro in the sport of their choosing. After all, as the NCAA is constantly reminding us, there are...