The NACMA Convention – Advice in 4 Minutes

As a NACMA Past President, I wanted to offer four minutes of audio to help you frame your visit to #NACMA18 in DC. Give a listen.

College Athletics – Our Reflections of 9/11

On a late summer’s day in 2017, I peddled my bike around the Elon University campus. I circled the fountain at Scott Plaza and I was struck by a memory. It was on these bricks, where I stood as an Assistant Athletics Director, at 9:40 a.m. on September 11, 2001 that I learned of what [...]

Forrest Gump and the Bucket

This photo inspired my brother to claim that I lead the life of Forrest Gump. In the highly acclaimed movie, the Tom Hanks' character often finds himself in moments that seem too impossible to believe. I am quite fortunate to serve as the public address announcer at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The 2017-18 year marks my [...]

The Run for the Roses and the Run of Show

I am not a horse racing fan. I don’t dislike it. I just don’t find myself drawn to follow it year round. When I wake up on the first Saturday of May each year, I do have an intention to watch horse racing. When I arrive to my couch at 4p, when I turn on [...]

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Playing Catch with Johnny Unitas and a Lesson Learned

You wouldn't know it, but that is me in the red cap at 14 years old. In 1982, and even today, I couldn't believe that I was hanging with my younger brother, Josh, at Johnny Unitas' house. Oh, and by the way, that is the Golden Arm himself standing in between us. How my dad [...]