"I expected a quality study from Dr. Patberg from ASC, because of his knowledge of the issues and the kinds of questions he was asking during the process of evaluating our athletic affiliation options.  But when I received the final report I was overwhelmed at both the depth, breadth, and actionable insights he gathered from the analysis. His work was exactly what a university president and board needed to tackle the complex decisions demanded of athletics.  ASC and Patberg consulting with us was the single best investment I ever could have made in the future of our athletic program."

Dr. Roger Parrott
President, Belhaven University


Athletics Staffing and Consultants, a leader in collegiate athletic consulting, is proud to announce the addition of Jim Abbott as a senior consultant with the agency.

Abbott has over 30 years of experience working in sports and higher education administration and works currently as the Athletic Director at Oklahoma City University. He will retain his current position while working with ASC.

Abbott is the founder of the Business of Small College Athletics, an annual workshop that provides professional development sessions geared toward NCAA D2, D3, NAIA, and NJCAA athletic administrators. 2018 marks the seventh year of the workshop which has attracted attendees from around the country.

In addition to the workshop, Abbott has provided consulting expertise in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, career development, and revenue generation for a number of years. He will expand his efforts to include departmental reviews, searches, leadership training, feasibility studies, and athletic enrollment/ retention assessments among other areas at ASC. Abbott joins a team of President/CEO Carl McAloose; former 15-year commissioner, Dr. Kurt Patberg; and former Grand Valley State athletic director, Tim Selgo.

“We are excited to have someone of Jim’s talents join our strong group of consultants including Tim Selgo and Kurt Patberg. As we continue to grow the footprint of ASC’s business, a real key to our success is the experience and expertise that our staff brings to the table, said ASC President Carl McAloose.

Abbott said, “I have a passion for learning and growing as an athletic administrator. I look forward to sharing that passion and my experience in collegiate athletics to help athletic administrators and departments maximize their potential. I’m excited to join a group like ASC that is already making such a difference in the realm of collegiate athletics.”

Abbott has been the Athletic Director at Oklahoma City University for the past 15 years. During that time, OCU has won an astonishing 44 national team championships and won the Learfield Sports Directors Cup for the 2016-17 academic year. Abbott has twice (2008 and 2017) been selected as the NAIA National Athletic Director of the Year. He has been selected as the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year on three separate occasions.