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From the Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton

Dec 8, 2017

In this episode of From the Chair, show host & former Tennessee Athletic Director Mike Hamilton speaks with Mark Coyle, Director of Athletics at University of Minnesota. Coyle discusses how his experiences working in multiple FBS conferences helped shape his style and leadership philosophy. Having hired three football...


Nov 10, 2017

Lee Reed, Director of Athletics at Georgetown explains his motto of “Student-Athlete driven, Coach centered, Administrator assisted.” Reed goes into depth on the impact of his time spent away from college sports, managing a portfolio of McDonalds restaurants. This wide ranging conversation also touches on recent...


Oct 25, 2017

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Dan Radakovich, Director of Athletics at Clemson University. Radakovich talks about how a note on a napkin from his football coach led to a new athletics facility. Radakovich covers how important it is for athletic administrators to support coaches...


Oct 11, 2017

Former Tennessee AD Hamilton visits with Kentucky’s Barnhart in the latest edition of From The Chair from ADU. Barnhart talks on the importance of matching resources with expectations, as well as the enthusiasm Mbb coach Calipari brings to UK. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, running marathons, and serving on the bball...


Sep 22, 2017

AthleticDirectorU is proud to introduce our newest feature, From the Chair with Mike Hamilton.

Mike Hamilton, former Director of Athletics at Tennessee, will have intimate conversations with sitting AD's on their backgrounds, leadership philosophies, and contemporaneous issues in college athletics.

In the first edition...