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

1 of 25 Athletic Director Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
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The interviewer wants to know that you have a genuine passion for sports. This desire will keep you going, even on tough days where students may be acting out, or you experience multiple losses. When faced with challenges, you could lose momentum. Share how your passion will keep you going and motivate others.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I have always played sports and enjoy the game, the friendships made, and the energy. My passion for sports and coaching can be seen in my enthusiasm to maintain and grow our sports programs. I'm committed to empowering my coaches and offering programs that meet the needs of the students."

Entry Level
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"In my youth, I participated in numerous sports including soccer, volleyball, and swimming. I competed in collegiate volleyball and became a high-school coach after graduation. I've volunteered at the Summer Olympic Games and enjoy sport and competition at any level. Rest assured, I will bring this passion with me to this role as athletic director."

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"My passion for sports is strong which is why I completed my degree in sports marketing. I understand that there are ups and downs of being an athletic director but the excitement never disappears."

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 02/22/2016
Last modified on: 06/30/2018

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Describe your passion for sports, and how that passion will translate into this position.
My experiences as a teacher, coach, adviser, and coordinator of activities have prepared me to take the next step in my career in education. I have always had a passion for extracurricular activities and working with young people. The position of Activities Director combines these two passions perfectly. My mission is to coordinate activities that create opportunities for student success beyond the classroom.
I love sport. I was a wrestler growing up and that sport has given me opportunities to shape who I am today. I want that same experience for the children of this town, not that it has to come from the wrestling team, but from any team they have an opportunity to become a part of.
Ultimate competitor and love all sports. Feel most comfortable in athletic events.
My passion for sports is great, and this will show through my words and actions. Being a coach you always got to display the positive mental attitude regardless of adversity which will arise. As a athletic director my attitude will always be that you can't worry about the problems, but what the solution will be. The athletes and adminstrators will always see a person who is positive, finding solutions, caring, with a open door policy which in essence will produce a family atmosphere that is conducive for winning.
I have always enjoyed sports. I think it is a way to get involved and build lasting friendships. I feel, this passion will translate into the position by allowing me to build relationships with the student/athletes, but also the coaching staff.
Having been born into an athletic family, I would have to say my passion runs deep. I am a high energy, detailed oriented and caring person. These type characteristics allow me to build positive relationships with our student athletes as well as build quality community relationships.
I love sports and all the life lessons that can be learned through sports. I get excited when each new season rolls around and feel that can be contagious.
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