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Off Duty ADs
80 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Advanced Degrees and Female Coaches: Episode 158
Mike was covided-out, so it's just Mark and Ryan talking about their bourbon collections, AD internships, female coaches and AD, not being ready to discuss Maverick yet, and Ryan's pseudo-ambulance driving skills.
106 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Mark's New Job; Mike's New Baby: Episode 157
The long-awaited post-July 1 episode includes additional good news from Mike about his Boy #2. After some initial chatter, Mark describes his last school year, and then Mike (of course) has to chat about the White Sox.
62 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Dads Over 40, Baseball Stadiums, and NIL: Episode 156
It's just Ryan and Mark today because Mike became a Dad x2! It takes a while, but the guys eventually get to some semi-professional content by chatting about NIL.
66 minutes | May 24, 2022
The Dog (or Horse?) and Pony Show of Professional Development: Episode 155
We know it's Tuesday, but there are no rules anymore! Professional development, NIL, Rethinking Fandom, Candlebox, and the marching band.
78 minutes | May 9, 2022
Can You Be Friends With Sports Parents?: Episode 154
We're back! It's a new format with the same nonsense: a little of this, a little of that, some things that might be helpful, and a lot that won't be. No guarantees for the time between this one and the next one, but for today, we're back.
102 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
We're Back (for today, at least): Episode 153
Like Arnold, Slim Shady, and Michael Scott, we're back. The people have demanded it, so we're delivering. Enjoy.
37 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
152 is Apparently our Limit: Episode 152
The Off Duty ADs say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight. We also discuss our level of professionalism vs amateurism, the growth of HS AD podcasts, getting snubbed by the NIAAA, a handful of our longtime listeners, our t-shirt ideas, and a parting shot at Uncle Bill.
57 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Association Roster Limits: Episode 151
The Off Duty ADs talk about activities association imposed roster limits. They also discuss the impact of oversize rosters during the post-season, possible advantages to unlimited rosters, trying to compare sports rosters to classroom rosters, dollar and beyond dollar impacts, how we'd deal with unlimited rosters, youth baseball parents, and new legislation for Colorado.
66 minutes | May 31, 2021
Tax Funded Entities: Episode 150
The Off Duty ADs engage in a thought exercise regarding the coordination of related tax-funded entities. They also discuss the White Sox and the Browns, overcoming the political gaps between schools and parks, the positives of turning over all programming to the schools, the positives of letting the city manage facilities, putting pride back into neighborhood teams, managing a full K-12 program, naming mountain towns in Colorado, two different officiating stories, and watching movies on quarantine.
60 minutes | May 17, 2021
Replacing OK Coaches: Episode 149
The Off Duty ADs talk about replacing perfectly OK coaches. They also discuss getting that first AD job, navigating internal personnel interest, balancing AD loyalty against recruiting high-level talent, combining teaching and coaching jobs, running into coaches at the grocery store, PE teachers, an almost really exciting volleyball match, a new cable cutting option, Quad Cities River Bandits, and jungle juice.
56 minutes | May 3, 2021
Student-Athlete Free Speech: Episode 148
The Off Duty ADs talk about managing student free speech using a well-known current case as a starting point. They also recap a great story from Joe from Washington, how student free speech laws apply to athletes, kids these days and their snapchats and tiktoks, Ryan's MySpace, Coach Mike dealing with angry Mark, Mike's legal counsel, the new classic rock, and massive cans of good beverages from a Minnesota brewery.
52 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Officials Shortage: Episode 147
The Off Duty ADs talk about the continued officials' shortage in many sports. They also discuss their month-long hiatus, Uncle Bill's critique of our eating habits, Mike and Siri, reaching the tipping point of lost officials compared to new officials, the difficulty with young officials getting started, competing with other leagues, Mark's wad of reffing cash, and a long trip to Florida that included many beers and a lost pair of shoes.
73 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
FLASHBACK - Exploratory sports: Episode 23
The Off Duty ADs first talk about whose baseball team is worse then eventually get to exploratory sports at the youth level. Ryan empathizes with the parents of young athletes and kicks the tires on intramural programs; Mike wants people to understand there is no correlation between travel program success and the ability to play varsity sports and effectively summarizes exploratory sports today; Mark recognizes the difficulty in choosing public vs. private youth leagues and hates the word investment.
75 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Spring Break!: Episode 146
The Off Duty ADs talk about managing contests during spring break. They also discuss the Imogene Pass Run, Trevor Bauer, our historical sports game time machines, concerns about teams making long trips, crossing fingers to avoid bad decisions, when family causes a you gotta minute, stubborn dads, managing emergency absences, a podcast episode to check out, highballs and eight balls, and Mike's favorite tagline.
78 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Evaluating Coaches During Covid: Episode 145
The Off Duty ADs talk about how they're evaluating coaches during covid-changed seasons. They also talk about Mark's episode patching skills, tater tot hotdish, air fryers, Arrested Development, FCS football, Big Ten Minute, changing evaluation topics, cattle on the train tracks, Mike's four components of coaching, learning what coaches value, potential loss of participation this spring, Star Wars stuff, "I know you're busy" messages, a walkout in Ohio, and a potential Montana vs. Kentucky rivalry.
85 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Listener Email with Various Topics: Episode 144
The Off Duty ADs respond to a listener's questions. They also discuss recording without Mike last week, Big Ten Minute, FCS football, reporting ineligibilities in Covid (and normal) times, working with a part-time or no-time administrative assistant, parent feedback leading to growth, Mark's unfortunate interaction in a store, Ryan's fortunate interaction in a watering hole, Mike's movie moment at home, and a delicious Rogue Ales stout.
68 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
An AD as a Sane Youth Sports Parent: Episode 143
The Off Duty ADs talk about being a sane youth sports parent while also being an athletic director. They also discuss the cold weather across the Midwest, craft beverages, comparable college football and basketball teams, coaching your own kid's team, gauging your words and tone after contests, choosing your sports parent friends wisely, assessing the quality of your kid's volunteer coaches, switching jerseys while at home, little kid fandom, a creamsicle inspired ale, and bourbon tastebuds.
75 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Accommodating Officials During Covid: Episode 142
The Off Duty ADs talk about accommodating officials during Covid restrictions. They also discuss small-town wrestling, Mike's family, a unique replay decision, Super Bowl incorrectness, Big 10 minute, various regulations for officials in our states, getting through the winter to make it to the spring, rescheduling games, an unfortunate injury to a colleague, Mark's variety pack review, and small colleges in Iowa.
78 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Character and Student Awards: Episode 141
The Off Duty ADs talk about whether character should matter when selecting student awards. They also discuss Ryan's eye, the MLB Hall of Fame, coaches operating as the moral police, missing great athletes because they're "bad" people, trusting coaches with their nominations, new volunteers for game worker positions, Mark's Boy #4, karate fights in high school, Alone, new beers that are basically the same as old beers, and our sure to be wrong Super Bowl predictions.
66 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
The Relationship Between Coaches and Athletes: Episode 140
The Off Duty ADs talk about positive relationships between coaches and their athletes. They also discuss Ryan's Brownies, Uncle Bill, whether coaches need to be liked, being judged by character and competence, finding resources to improve relationship building, Mike's library, coaches as teachers, rebuilding coaches who have "lost it," referee motivation, running trails that fight back, and another Kentucky bourbon.
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