Hangin With The AD Podcast

Episode 40: Allen Greene - Director of Athletics - Auburn University - Auburn, AL

September 02, 2021 Don Baker & Josh Mathews Season 2 Episode 40
Hangin With The AD Podcast
Episode 40: Allen Greene - Director of Athletics - Auburn University - Auburn, AL
Show Notes

Today’s guest is Allen Greene, Director of Athletics at Auburn University. Allen is a humble, authentic, dynamic, and energetic collaborative leader, who is in his third year at Auburn after being named the program’s 15th director of athletics on Jan. 18, 2018. Allen served in the same capacity at the University at Buffalo prior to his arrival at Auburn.

One of the youngest athletics directors in the NCAA Power Five ranks, at 43, Allen is highly regarded by his peers and it will not take you long to see why the Tigers knew he was the one to lead them into a period of great growth for Auburn University and the Auburn community.

Grab something to write with and on as we settle in and get to know Mr. Allen Greene.

1:06- Introduction

3:15- Charisma-Can it be Developed?

7:40- The First Day in the Seat as Senior Director of Athletics

11:10- Being Uncertain Yet Not Unclear

13:45- Using Personal Stories to Instill Your Vision

15:34- Building an Athlete’s Brand for Life 

18:38- Assessing a Person’s Capacity

21:22- Guiding Your Coaches to be more Introspective

23:12- Work-Life Structure

28:07- Qualities of Two Championship Coaches

32:03- Attributes of a 360-Degree Leader

34:24- Seeing More Minorities & Women in Athletic Leadership

39:09- ‘Is the Color of the Tie Important?’-Dress for Success

45:18- 2-Minute Drill


Book Mentions:  How to Lead (Rubenstein)

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)