Episode 32: Jake von Scherrer - CMAA - Director of Athletic Enrichment - The Maclay School - Tallahassee, FL
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Episode # 32  … Jake von Scherrer, Maclay School

Today’s guest is Jake von Scherrer. Jake serves as the Director of Athletic Enrichment at The Maclay School in Tallahassee, FL. A career Educator and a Certified Master Athletic Administrator with over 35 years of success as a teacher, Head Coach, and an AD Jake left us with some great insight and ideas that I know you will want to implement into your programs as soon as possible. Let jump in and get to know Mr. Jake von Scherrer. 

0:52- Introduction

4:45 – Finding and Knowing Your Niche

10:30 - Using The Champions Comeback to Help lead Your Athletic Program 

13:54 - Focusing on Character over X&O’s

17:52 - Changes to the Role as Athletic Administrator

21:27- Staying Connected to Coaches and Athletes

29:41 – Crucial Choices that Led to Success

36:52- Victory Educational Athletics

38:42 - Qualities to Look for in Hiring

41:08 - NIAAA Athletic Director Cohort Program

45:47 – Getting Your CMAA

47:14 - Competitive Sportsmanship

50:39 - 2-Minute Drill


You can follow Jake von Scherrer on social media Twitter:   @jakestouchdown

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Hangin with the AD is an interview style podcast where Don Baker, Cobb County School District Director of Athletics, partners with Josh Mathews, Pope High School (GA) Athletic Director, to discuss hot topics and lessons learned with leaders in the world of athletics.  These leaders include high school athletic directors at the district and local school levels; college athletic administrators; leaders in spaces that connect to athletics such as nutrition, wellness, recruiting, student-athlete recognition; current and former athletes; and others, who can help athletic administrators develop themselves and their programs for a better daily experience for their athletic communities.          

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Don Baker, CMAA.... Director of Athletics for the Cobb County School District in Georgia. @CCSD_AD (twitter & instagram)

Josh Mathews, CMAA...Athletics Director at Pope High School in Marietta, GA (East Cobb) @jwmathews14 (twitter & instagram)  

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