Illinois State AD Lyons on Being Promoted From Within

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With nearly 20 open AD positions currently in play, it’s likely that some of the chairs may be filled by an existing leader from within the hiring organization. That was the path Illinois State Athletic Director Larry Lyons took with the Redbirds; in today’s 1.Q, he shares the biggest challenges he faced as a new AD hired from within. Additional items covered include the importance of quickly understanding the department’s budgetary situation, and what questions should be asked to get there.

Larry Lyons | Athletic Director | Illinois State University

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Jeff Hathaway | Athletic Director | Hofstra University

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