AD Gragg on Key Takeaways From His First Novel

In conjunction with our partners at D1.ticker, Turnkey Search is pleased to present “1.Question”, a new audio feature in D1.ticker’s daily email newsletter. “1.Question” features brief interviews with high level collegiate athletic administrators.

In the first part of his 1.Q interview, Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg discusses his first book “40 Days of Direction: Life Lessons from the Talented Ten”. Listen is as he talks about how he made time to write it, the key takeaways from the read, and whether he thinks ADs who are former college athletes have a competitive advantage over ADs who were not.

Derrick Gragg | Director of Athletics | University of Tulsa (Part 1)

To subscribe to “1.Question” for free on iTunes, please click here.

Past Episodes:
Anton Goff | Director of Athletics | University of Hartford

John Wildhack | Director of Athletics | Syracuse University

Kirby Hocutt | Director of Athletics | Texas Tech University

D1.ticker is designed to provide a holistic view of stories that are vital to the knowledge base of all those who want to gain an advantage in college athletics in the form of a daily email containing a curated selection of the most important fact-based developments in college athletics. The goal is simplicity and speed, so that you don’t spend vital time during the work day searching out stories big and small. Subscribe and enjoy your effective time savings without missing a beat.


Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our ifferentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini and others) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.



Leave A Comment