University of Iowa’s Barta on Landing His First AD Role in Today’s 1.Question

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He’s in the seat now, but it took some work to get there! Listen to Iowa’s Gary Barta discuss the lessons he learned from not being the final selection before he eventually landed his first job as an AD in today’s 1.Question.

Gary Barta | Director of Athletics | University of Iowa

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Past Episodes:

Jeremy McClain | Director of Athletics | Troy University

Charlie Cobb | Director of Athletics | Georgia State University

Dr. Brad Teague | Athletic Director | University of Central Arkansas

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