eckerdIn nearly a seven-year period, Senior Vice President Dr. Kurt Patberg has conducted 200 job searches. This mark will be met with the completion of the ASC’s current eight active searches. The growth in this area of ASC has come mostly due to the special format utilized allowing the clients to obtain the front-end search assistance without the costs of paying for a full search. This concept was introduced by ASC at the beginning of this seven-year period and all but two non-commissioner searches have been conducted using this method.

ASC has specialized in working with institutions affiliated in NCAA Division II and Division III and the NAIA. This special niche has expanded from what began as mostly commissioner and athletic director searches to now a large portion of the business also being in the areas of head coach and administrative staff searches.

The current active searches that ASC in involved in are as follows:

Benedictine University (IL) Head Football Coach NCAA DIII
Eckerd College Head Men’s Basketball Coach NCAA DII
Fort Lewis College Director of Athletics NCAA DII
Humboldt State University Director of Athletics NCAA DII
Huntingdon College (AL) Head Women’s Soccer Coach NCAA DIII
Landmark Conference Commissioner NCAA DIII
Little East Conference Commissioner NCAA DIII
Wingate University Director of Track and Field NCAA DII

"By using their [ASC's] knowledge to get to our short list of candidates that fit what we sought in an athletic director, we easily spent half the amount of time that is normally required in a search like this.   Additionally, they enhanced the pool of by bringing several qualified candidates to the finalist list.  Showing that they know talent, two of the individuals that they sought out, and applied to our position, were hired by and are current NCAA Division II AD’s.  Our search finished with securing a quality hire.  If our institution ever needed to conduct a search for an athletic director, we would without question use the services of ASC."

Kelli Shuman
Director, Human Resources

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology