Athletics Staffing & Consultants (ASC) is designed to provide consulting services to conferences, colleges and universities and to assist with executive searches. ASC was formed because we felt there was a need for a firm with executives who have personal professional experiences in dealing with challenges associated with intercollegiate athletics and who can provide special service at a more reasonable cost than is being offered in the field. Our experts have been the conference commissioners, athletics director, senior level administrators and coaches who have gained direct field experience and therefore understand what is needed in this area.
ASC provides colleges and universities a wide range of search opportunities from simply identifying qualified potential candidates to conducting the entire search and assisting with negotiation of the contract. ASC specializes in finding the proper staff fit for colleges and universities by bringing a diverse group of candidates to the search process either by providing a full-service search or in a more specialized modified search.
ASC provides consulting services to both institutions and conferences. The institutional consulting consists of feasibility studies, strategic plans, compliance reviews, NCAA/NAIA reclassification studies/transitions, conference membership assistance, Title IX reviews, and fundraising strategies. Another service, somewhat specialized to ASC, is analysis provided to institutions in the area of maximizing the use of athletics as an enrollment and retention tool.
Carl McAloose has unparalleled experience in a variety of positions within both the NCAA and NAIA. He has been a commissioner, an athletic director, a coach, a student-athlete and has worked at every level of the NCAA. He has numerous contacts with the NCAA and NAIA staffs, with conference commissioners, with directors of athletics, and with coaches throughout the country.
Read more: Carl McAloose - President/CEO
Dr. Kurt Patberg has over 30 plus years of college athletic experience both on campus and in conference commissioner positions in the NCAA and in the NAIA. Prior to joining ASC, Patberg has exhibited expertise and has consulted in many different areas in small college athletics on topics ranging from conference affiliation and expansion, to NCAA and NAIA transitions, to feasibility of football, to the use of athletics to drive admissions and retention at enrollment driven institutions.
Read more: Kurt Patberg, Ph.D. - Senior Vice President
Tim Selgo joined ASC in July 2016 following 20 years as athletic director at Grand Valley State University and brings over 28 years of successful college athletics experience to Athletics Staffing and Consultants.
Read more: Tim Selgo, MA - Senior Consultant
Jim Abbott is a veteran athletic administrator with more than 30 years of experience in sports and higher education administration. Since 2002, Abbott has served as Athletic Director at Oklahoma City University, guiding the department to unprecedented levels of success.
Read more: Jim Abbott, MS – Senior Consultant
Kim Fierke has begun what hopes to be a long tenure as a Senior Consultant with Athletics Staffing and Consultants with her area of specialty in matters relating to NCAA Division III with a special emphasis in the areas of compliance, strategic planning, and Title IX/gender equity.
Read more: Kim Fierke, Ed.D - Senior Consultant
Steve Fluke has assisted ASC with transitional work and recently assisted ASC client Purdue Northwest with their preparation for the NCAA Year Three of the NCAA Division II membership process.
Read more: Steve Fluke - Division II Compliance Consultant
The first Executive Director in the Conference’s history, Ulrich joined the Centennial in January 1993 and served in the position over the past quarter-century. During his tenure, the Centennial Conference has grown into an elite small college athletic conference and one of the most respected in NCAA DIII and the region.
Read more: Steve Ullrich - Senior Consultant