The All-Star Leader Podcast
About This Show
The All-Star Leader Podcast is an interview based show where former athletic director, attorney and career development professional Daniel Hare interviews leaders from sports, business, politics, ministry, academics and the media, looking for the best in leadership skills, traits and tips listeners can use to become a better leader. We tie it all together with our shared passion for sports!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 040 - Great Northwest Athletic Conference Commissioner Dave Haglund
3 days ago
Dave talks Maryland hoops, the future of sports information work in a SnapChat world, and how to foster an ideas driven office culture. Introduction: Hey everyone and welcome to the All-Star Leader Podcast, where together we learn about leadership from the best and brightest, and keep it fun by connecting it to our passion for sports! I’m your host Daniel Hare, and today we are talking with the Commissioner of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Dave Haglund. Dave is in his fifth year at the GNAC after serving in the same role at the Cascade Collegiate Conference, and prior to that spent a combined 27 years in media relations at the University of Maryland and Fresno State University. This is Dave Haglund. Dave thanks so much for coming on the show! Interview Questions: So I don’t think we’ve talked about this before, but if my timing is right I was on the basketball staff at Oklahoma and you were at Maryland when we played in 2001 in Cole Fieldhouse. Maryland won in a very good, rare out-of-conference February game. What do you remember about that one?! First year Maryland went to the Final Four; Juan Dixon was scoreless in the first half, changed shoes and led Now that we have that out of the way, let’s start at the beginning. You grew up in Portland; so you’re back in your hometown. What was it like growing up there and what were some of your early interactions with the sports world? Grew up an Oregon State fan; Portland Timbers were big and he went to some of those playoff games; and then Trailblazers were big as well Always devoured the sports page; after high school got a sports clerk job at a local newspaper The Oregon Journal which launched his career You went to Oregon State for college; what was that experience like and how did it move you closer to the career you ultimately decided on? The ability to make connections were big, which led to more opportunities; Oregon Journal editor called the Oregon State SID and helped Dave get a job there as a student Big round table in the Oregon State SID room where Dave worked; and Ralph Miller (OSU men’s basketball coach) would use that table and Dave’s chair to talk to the media after games How did