Athletic Director Interview Questions

25 Athletic Director Questions and Answers by on March 2nd, 2021

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Describe your ideal athletic coach, and what types of coaches you would like to see in our program.

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Athletic Director Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Describe your ideal athletic coach, and what types of coaches you would like to see in our program.

  2. 2.

    Define a good coach.

  3. 3.

    Give me a time when you had to set an important goal in the past and tell me about your success reaching it.

  4. 4.

    When have you negotiated a deal?

  5. 5.

    If a coach was loved by the students, but under-performing on the field, what would you do?

  6. 6.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  7. 7.

    Tell me about your experience coordinating, and developing events.

  8. 8.

    What role do you believe athletics play in a students development?

  9. 9.

    What do you like about your present job?

  10. 10.

    What do you envision for our athletic program, if you were hired?

  11. 11.

    How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?

  12. 12.

    How would you try to improve fan attendance?

  13. 13.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  14. 14.

    Describe your passion for sports, and how that passion will translate into this position.

  15. 15.

    What brings you the most joy, as an athletic director?

  16. 16.

    Have you had to fire a coach before? How was that process?

  17. 17.

    What makes a successful athletic event, in your opinion?

  18. 18.

    What type of experience do you have with hiring?

  19. 19.

    What experience do you have with fundraising?

  20. 20.

    Being an athletic director requires a flexible schedule. Are you able to meet these requirements?

  21. 21.

    Do you consider yourself a leader?

  22. 22.

    As an athletic director, what do you believe is your best asset?

  23. 23.

    What motivates you as an athletic director?

  24. 24.

    What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

  25. 25.

    What is your current salary?