Episode 60: Johnny Seabrooks - Retired Athletic Director of Dougherty County Schools - Albany, GA
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Episode # 60:….Johnny Seabrooks, retired Director of Athletics Daughterly County Schools, Albany, GA

Today we get the opportunity to sit down with a legendary athletic leader in the state of Georgia. Mr. Johnny Seabrooks. Johnny is a Georgia Athletic Director’s Association Hall of Famer and a NIAAA State Award of Merit, and NIAAA Distinguished Service Award winner whose influence can be felt across the state of Georgia and beyond. 

The former Director of Athletics for the Dougherty County School System in Albany, Ga leaves us with a wealth of knowledge from a storied career and a life well lived. Let’s settle in and get to know Mr. Johnny Seabrooks.


1:01- Introduction 

3:10- Supervising & Controlling a Big Event as the AD

7:23- Wielding Community Power through Stature as a Longtime Athletic Leader

11:46- Strategies to make Lasting Connections with Athletes

17:43- 50th anniversary of Title IX response

20:23- Perspectives leading to Effective Leadership

25:14- Passion for the Calling of Athletic Leadership

29:00- 2 Minute Drill

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About Hangin With The AD Podcast….

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.          

We hope you enjoy the time we spend with these special guests.  Please leave us a review or rating to help us know how you were benefited from this podcast or how we can improve it.  Thank you for listening.  And until next time, thank you for spending your time, Hangin with the AD.         
 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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