Episode # 30 … Dr. Kaleb Stoppel, Olathe East HS (Olathe, KS)
Today’s guest is Dr. Kaleb Stoppel. Kaleb serves as an assistant principal and athletic director at Olathe East High School in Olathe Kansas. An innovative leader who loves to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves and is a champion for both athletics and the arts, Dr. Stoppel has harnessed the power of positive leadership and always sees the glass half-full as he leads his coaches, student-athletes, and the next generation of athletic leaders. Let’s settle in and get to know our first guest from the great state of Kansas….Dr. Kaleb Stoppel.
4:56- Why are You an Athletic Administrator?
8:21- Having a ‘Beginner’s Mindset’
11:20- Importance of a Support System for the AD
16:32- Being In-Tune with Other Extra-Curriculars
20:15- Preparation, Promptness, Presence
24:41-Being Mr. Paranoia & Mr. Positivity
28:55- Why Are We Here?
33:48- Methods to Inspire Your Coaches
37:00- Making Big Picture Decisions
42:25- Student Recognition
45:40- Resources to Improve His Leadership Skills
51:01- Passion for Kansas High School Athletics
53:58- 2-Minute Drill
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.
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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)