The purpose of the IIAAA Mentor Program is to create professional relationships that provide supports to first-year athletic administrators. Through these supports, the experiences of the new AD will be more positive and result in a higher retention of athletic administrators.
Please use this handbook as a guide and do not hesitate to reach out to the IIAAA for additional assistance and support.
We wish you a great career in athletic administration!
Mentor Program Coordinators
John Prifogle, Program Chair
Milan High School
Rochester High School
Fishers High School
Mentoring is a relationship that is beneficial to both the mentor and the mentee. As new ADs come onboard in the State, the Mentorship Committee will pair individuals with veteran athletic administrators that have at least two years of experience. Early communication is advised to assist in their preparation of the new AD. The mentor/mentee relationship should continue on a regular basis throughout the first year of employment for the mentee.
Program suggestions include:
The mentor should always be willing to make himself/herself available to listen and assist the new athletic director with difficult situations, frustrations, and common problems encountered in the position.
Conversation starters for the preparation of the new AD:
Virtual meetings will be held monthly with the current participants of the mentor program.
2021-22 Virtual Meeting Dates
Athletic directors are encouraged to join the IIAAA. Indiana is a dual-membership State with membership in the NIAAA. The IIAAA membership renews on a yearly basis starting on July 1st and the NIAAA renews upon the anniversary date of enrollment.
IIAAA Mission, Vision, Values, and Purpose
Benefits of membership in the IIAAA
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