WittKieffer’s Intercollegiate Athletics Practice identifies leaders who seek to positively influence student-athletes, their institutions, and the higher education landscape. College sports are undergoing seismic change that spells tremendous opportunity for directors of athletics, coaches and other sports administrators who embrace new ideas and envision a better future for student-athletes and their athletics departments and programs.
Led by practice leader Jeff Compher, we work with clients to think creatively about their leadership needs and about the types of leaders who excel in addressing today’s priorities. These executives must live the educational missions of their institutions, create a world-class student-athlete experience, and be adept at communications and marketing, fundraising, developing new revenue sources, and building consensus for change.
Our strategic approach to athletic director search and coach recruitment is client-centric, communicative and comprehensive. We get to know key stakeholders at each organization we partner with and tailor our search process accordingly. We work with and for our clients based on a timeline that is aggressive and balanced with unique sources and intriguing candidates specific to each institution. And we work with the utmost integrity and respect for the individuals involved and their time, confidentiality and reputations.