A new middle school athletic director may be introduced to many challenges. No challenge will be greater than running an athletic program on limited financial resources. Some may even find their inherited budget is functioning at a deficit. If your school faces either of these scenarios or you just want to ensure that your program operates efficiently and effectively in the black, then consider these five tips for managing your athletic funds.
Dr. Lauren Duplantis is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Shorter University in Rome, GA. Prior to her role at Shorter University, Dr. Duplantis was a middle school Health & PE teacher, girls' basketball coach, and athletic director in Cumming, GA. During her tenure as athletic director, the school successfully paid off debt incurred upon start-up and made many capital improvements to the athletic facilities.