Today guest will educate, motivate, and inspire you to be a better leader. Maurice Freeman of Brooks County High School in South Georgia has worn both hats as the athletic director and head football coach for the Trojans and has found great success in both roles.
Coach Freeman is a multi-generational leader in a small town that knows the definition of servant leadership and has leaned on his ability to serve and connect with others in both good and bad times as we will discuss today.
His philosophy of “bring that hammer” has transformed not only his school but his community and we have no doubt that it will change you after our conversation today. Let’s settle in and get to know…Coach Maurice Freeman.
4:39- ‘Bring That Hammer’ slogan/motto
6:25- Being a Community Athletic Leader in a Small Community
8:46- Motivating a Group Around a Singular Goal
11:42- Teaching Lessons Beyond the Football Field
15:04- ‘Learning’ People
17:41- Enacting & Implementing a Vision
21:36- ‘The Fish Hawk’
24:57- Using Media & Social Media to Promote Your Program
31:31- Leading through Tragedy
38:46- Incorporating Family into Athletic Leadership
44:29- Teaching How to Love Each Other
50:43- 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.
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)