SBD/August 18, 2017/Colleges

Boomer Sooner: Survey Names Oklahoma's Joe Castiglione Top AD

Oklahoma's Joe Castiglione has been voted the top AD in the country, according to an survey of both members of the media and fellow ADs.'s Bruce Feldman wrote he wanted to see "what makes a good athletic director and who the best ones are." He asked two "basic questions" of both groups. Feldman: "What factors determine how effective these folks are at their jobs? And who are the best three ADs in the business?" Castiglione received 16 points from the media's votes -- scored on a three-two-one basis -- edging out Michigan State's Mark Hollis and Alabama's Greg Byrne. One media member wrote of Castiglione, "Good outward reputation and has both maintained and built within the department, with a good number of sports finding consistent success." He garnered 18 points from the ADs, outdistancing TCU's Chris Del Conte and Duke's Kevin White. One unnamed AD wrote, "I don't know anybody that says a bad word about Joe Castiglione and the amount of success they've had [on] and off the field, and what they've done there since he's been there is remarkable." A total of 18 ADs were mentioned in the two votes (, 8/17).
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