SBJ/June 12-18, 2017/In Depth

Change agents

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The swift rate of turnover among Division I athletic directors continued during the past year with 52 new hires, including 15 within the power five conferences. Here’s a closer look at the churn within the profession from June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017.

— Compiled by SportsBusiness Journal research


By the numbers

9
Number of the 15 hires in the power five who had power five AD experience

2
Number of those 15 who had AD experience but not in the power five*

10
Number of female ADs hired out of 52, including two at power five schools

9
Number of minority ADs hired out of 52, including two at power five schools

8
Number of African-American ADs hired out of 52, including two at power five schools and five at HBCU schools

5
ADs hired from within, including three at power five schools

* Pitt’s Heather Lyke was AD at Eastern Michigan; Arizona’s Dave Heeke oversaw Central Michigan.













Source: Turnkey Sports & Entertainment in conjunction with SportsBusiness Journal. Turnkey Intelligence specializes in research, measurement and lead generation for brands and properties. Visit www.turnkeyse.com.

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