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From the Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton

Oct 11, 2018

Whit Babcock, Director of Athletics at Virginia Tech, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast as the two discuss Babcock's involvement in the transition of legendary football coach, Frank Beamer, playing a football game at the Bristol Speedway, and advice to those looking to become athletic directors.


Sep 4, 2018

Wren Baker, Vice President & Director of Athletics at North Texas, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast as the two discuss Baker’s path to his current position. From graduate assistant to middle school principal to AD and head basketball coach, Baker’s background is highlighted throughout the...


Jul 17, 2018

Chris Del Conte, Vice President of Athletics at Texas, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast to discuss his recent move to join the University of Texas. Del Conte talks about the massive size of the department and his approach to bring success to the department. He discusses how his background shapes his...


Jun 5, 2018

Desiree Reed-Francois, AD at UNLV, talks about how an major accident in her family led to her career in athletics. She reflects on working with legendary coaches such as Pat Summitt and Frank Beamer. The discussion also touches on the benefits of diversity as she has hired former student-athletes, as well as a number of...


May 15, 2018

Hunter Yuracheck, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at University of Arkansas, discusses his unique situation of being hired less than 24 hours before the new football coach was named. He heaps praise on the Chancellor and the interim AD, Cromer Peoples, for simultaneously executing two major searches in a...