Sports Leadership Forum

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January 23, 2013

This morning Medaille College hosted a Sports Leadership Forum at the main building lecture hall that featured athletic directors from six local colleges. More than 80 professionals, administrators, coaches and students attended the professional development seminar.

The event's proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society through the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. The panel included the following athletic directors:

  • Danny White, University of Buffalo
  • Bill Maher, Canisius College
  • Tom Crowley, Niagara University
  • William Morris, Daemen College
  • Jerry Boyes, Buffalo State College
  • Pete Lonergan, Medaille College

A variety of topics were covered that ranged from fundraising to community involvement to developing leaders to adhering to social media policies to new technologies for coaching and recruiting. All of the panelists talked about the hard decisions they have made over the years in leading coaches and student-athletes, what qualities to look for in hiring coaches and staff and recalled the variety of roles and duties they undertook early in their careers on their way to becoming athletic directors.

YNN covered the event with this article on its website.


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respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.

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