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Mike Hamilton, former D1 athletic director and LEARFIELD executive vice president, sits down with athletic directors from across the industry to examine the current landscape of college athletics, and provide insight into the experiences, proficiencies and perspective on life From the Chair.

From The Chair with Mike Hamilton The Varsity Podcast Network

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Mike Hamilton, former D1 athletic director and LEARFIELD executive vice president, sits down with athletic directors from across the industry to examine the current landscape of college athletics, and provide insight into the experiences, proficiencies and perspective on life From the Chair.

    South Dakota State's Justin Sell - Director of Athletics

    South Dakota State's Justin Sell - Director of Athletics

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    • 33 min
    Big Sky Commissioner Tom Wistrcill

    Big Sky Commissioner Tom Wistrcill

    Today’s “From the Chair” features Big Sky Commissioner, Tom Wistrcill. Tom and I talk about the tenure of ADs today, how time on campus guides his decisions as a Commissioner, the increased value of FCS Football, and the state of college Athletics. All that and much more. Listen in to this week’s episode of FTC! 

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    • 28 min
    Georgia Tech's J Batt - Director of Athletics

    Georgia Tech's J Batt - Director of Athletics

    Joining this week's "From the Chair" is with Georgia Tech AD J Batt. J and I discuss his leadership transition, two key hires in his early tenure, a landmark naming rights deal, mentors both in college athletics and industry leaders among other topics. J provides some really good feedback on the importance of watching coaches "coach" as monumental in a search. Listen in...

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    • 36 min
    Mountain West Commissioner Gloria Nevarez

    Mountain West Commissioner Gloria Nevarez

    Today’s “From the Chair” features Mountain West Commissioner, Gloria Nevarez. Gloria talks about the evolution of the responsibility of the Conference offices, her work around the Russell Rule, Conference Realignment, and the student-athlete experience today. All that and much, much more. Listen in to this week’s episode of FTC! 

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    • 29 min
    North Carolina's Bubba Cunningham - Director of Athletics

    North Carolina's Bubba Cunningham - Director of Athletics

    Today’s “From the Chair” features UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. Bubba talks about “fit” as it relates to administrators, coaches, student athletes and how to integrate and balance that with their strategic objectives. We also discuss traditions, younger staff turnover in the industry, great coaches, consistent championship performance and resource allocation. All that and much, much more. Listen in as we kick off Season 3 of FTC! 

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    • 28 min
    Kentucky's Mitch Barnhart - Athletics Director

    Kentucky's Mitch Barnhart - Athletics Director

    This week's "From the Chair" guest is Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart. Mitch and I unpack the Wildcats' Five Guiding Principles, their genesis and how they inform culture and drive decisions in Lexington. We talk about UK success in the LEARFIELD Directors Cup, an intentional focus on student athletes, key staff who have gone on to lead other athletic departments around the country, reflections on 25+ years in the chair and much more...

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    • 33 min

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