The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association has created a new program designed to present a pathway for coaches who would like to eventually pursue a career as an Athletic Administrator in the State of Texas or those who are First-Time Athletic Administrators. This program is called the QUAD A (Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy) and is essentially a precursor to the TAAC program. The QUAD A program will provide an introduction to those duties and responsibilities specific to becoming a Texas Athletic Administrator at any classification level. A QUAD A certificate verifying professional development hours will be available.
Major topics to be covered are listed below and will provide an individual with a general perspective of attributes that Athletic Administrators must be familiar with in order to move forward in athletic administration.
The QUAD A (Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy) is under the direction of:
David Kuykendall-Past President-Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (Former Director of Athletics-Frisco ISD)
Debbie Fuchs-President-Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (Former Director of Athletics-Clear Creek ISD)
You must be an Active/or Associate member of the THSADA in order to attend any THSADA event. Virtual options are available to those who sign up for the event.
These basic topics are covered within the QUAD A (Aspiring Athletic Administrators Academy) and will be presented during the Spring Sponsor Showcase and State Conference. This will also allow candidates to engage and network with Athletic Administrators from across the state.
1. Preparing an Athletic Budget
2. Hiring coaches/athletic staff
3. How to conduct Staff meetings
4. Managing Athletic events
5. UIL Requirements/DEC
6. How to Interview for an Athletic Director position
QUAD A attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a mock athletic administrator interview by registering for one of the limited spots available. There will also be an opportunity for QUAD A attendees to participate in a resume evaluation.