New USC Upstate AD Freire on Communication, Relationship-Building

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New USC Upstate AD Julio Freire offers insight on how he builds relationships with his head coaches during the early days of a tenure, a process that includes being present at as many practices and games as possible. Freire also shares his thoughts on whether there’s such a thing as over-communication between an AD/sport administrator and a head coach, and the importance of making sure head coaches are on the same page.

Julio Freire | Athletic Director/Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics | University of South Carolina Upstate

Past Episodes:
Wren Baker | Vice President For Intercollegiate Athletics | University of North Texas

David Harris | Director of Athletics | University of Northern Iowa

Scott Wetherbee | Vice President & Director of Athletics | Eastern Michigan University

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