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Athletic Director Interview Questions

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

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

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Athletic Director Interview Questions

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

      How to Answer

      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.

      Answer Examples

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am very passionate about interscholastic sports and the benefits it has on our student-athletes and the school. The skills and character traits that sports can deliver to students can not be understated. No matter the outcome of sports contests in terms of wins and losses, there are always lessons in sports that can be very beneficial to all involved."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good. You focus on the "why" behind your passion, and that's helpful to get a full understanding of it.

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