Candidates for the AD?

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  1. TrojanFireHorse12

    TrojanFireHorse12 Junior Member


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    #41
    Yeah, I'm going to go with bs.

    Get ready for Sark to be rehired.
     
  2. uscvball

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  3. twenty twenty

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    Jackson was involved in the lazy, no national search, selection of then interim baseball coach Frank Cruz as SC baseball coach.
    Hoping Folt selects a highly intelligent AD with no SC background.
     
  4. Ventura Trojan

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    “The university is in deep discussions with Villanova AD Mark Jackson, per multiple sources informed of the situation. The development has been in the works for several months, with USC currently looking at Jackson's buyout”. I sure hope this is fake news.
     
  5. PacTrojan

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    Jackson actually makes sense and would be a good hire. He's AD a a private university - which has unique issues in athletics compared to public schools. Yes he may have been involved in the disastrous Sark hire - which one hopes he learned from and will not repeat. His Bio...
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    Mark Jackson is in his fifth year as the Villanova University Director of Athletics in 2019-20. He is part of the university’s senior leadership team and serves as a direct liaison between the Athletics Department and the broader campus community. As the Director of Athletics, Jackson is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategic direction and oversight for all of Villanova’s 24 varsity sports and more than 600 student-athletes. He is also charged with managing the department’s fiscal affairs, personnel, strategic planning, facilities, general operations and public relations.

    Jackson’s vision for Villanova Athletics during his time on campus has been a commitment to excellence in every facet of the student-athlete experience, and to fostering an environment that allows the Wildcats to be successful on all fronts while maintaining the university’s place among the nation’s elite institutions for the combination of its academic prestige, athletic achievement and community service. To this end, Villanova was presented with the BIG EAST Conference President’s Cup in three of the first four years that the across-the-board honor was presented. The President’s Cup recognizes the BIG EAST member school that has excelled at an elite level in athletic competition, academic performance, community service and leadership.

    Under Jackson’s watch, the Wildcats have celebrated two national championships in men’s basketball and an individual national title in men’s cross country. The last four years have seen 10 different sports programs earn team or individual berths to national postseason competition, while Villanova has won 20 conference championships and produced dozens of individual conference titles during Jackson’s tenure.

    Several notable success stories highlighted athletic competition in 2018-19, beginning with men’s basketball continuing to set the BIG EAST standard by winning the conference regular season and tournament titles as the defending national champions. The women’s swimming & diving team set a program record by winning the BIG EAST title for a sixth consecutive year, while the women’s cross country and track & field teams completed a second straight “triple crown” with BIG EAST titles during the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.

    The men’s and women’s cross country teams each earned team berths to the NCAA Championships, the men’s basketball team played in the NCAA Tournament for the 14thtime in the past 15 years and the women’s basketball team advanced to the WNIT to notch its 17th national postseason berth in the past 20 years.

    The academic achievement of Wildcats student-athletes continues to break records even at a university with a history of standing out on the national level for success in the classroom. Villanova has topped all of Division I in the last two years with the highest number of its sports programs earning NCAA public recognition awards by having a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score that ranked within the top 10 percent of their sport. Villanova had a total of 18 teams achieve this distinction for the 2016-17 academic year, while 17 programs were recognized in 2017-18.

    Villanova has had the highest number of student-athletes named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in each of the last four years, including over 300 honorees for both the 2017-18 and the 2018-19 academic years. The football, rowing and water polo teams have also been well-represented on their respective conference all-academic teams. Jackson created the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll starting with the Fall 2016 grading period to recognize Wildcats student-athletes with a semester GPA of 3.2 or higher. The number of student-athletes on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll has steadily increased and most recently set a record with 402 honorees for the Spring 2019 semester.

    Jackson’s leadership has enabled Villanova Athletics to reach record levels of fundraising in the past four years. Since his arrival on campus, Villanova Athletics has raised more than $120 million while posting three consecutive record-setting years in terms of fundraising dollars.

    In June 2016 Jackson helped to secure an anonymous $1.3 million gift, the largest ever to a Villanova Athletics women’s program, for the construction of a new home venue for the field hockey team at the Proving Grounds in nearby Conshohocken, Pa. ... In addition to numerous capital projects, Jackson has overseen the successful implementation of the “Nova Points” donor and season ticket holder points system and has prioritized fundraising for staffing, scholarship and operational support in the Athletic Department.

    Jackson is involved with several external committees in addition to his responsibilities on campus. He was named by the NCAA to its Division I Council, a four-year term which began on July 1, 2019 and continues through June 30, 2023. The Division I Council is a high-level group comprised of practitioners who work daily in Division I athletics, and it has primary legislative authority for Division I. Jackson will also represent the Division I Council on the Strategic Vision and Planning Committee which has oversight responsibility of administrative functions related to the management of the Division I governance structure, including business and legal affairs, strategic planning and research, Division I membership activities, and health and safety matters.

    Jackson has been the chair of the BIG EAST Athletic Directors Committee and the Big 5 Athletic Director’s Committee, as well as the Co-Chair of the Collegiate Sports Summit for Athletic Directors. The latter is an initiative which Jackson worked with fellow athletic directors, sports executives and NCAA senior leadership to help found during his years at the University of Southern California.

    Jackson brought with him to Villanova nearly 20 years of experience and a comprehensive knowledge of all sports and the associated support necessary to sustain an elite collegiate athletic program. He was appointed the Director of Athletics at Villanova on August 25, 2015 after serving as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Chief Innovation Officer at USC, where he had responsibility for the university’s flagship football program along with baseball, women’s lacrosse and support services, including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition, security and apparel operations.

    Some highlights from his USC experience include oversight of more than $125 million in capital projects, playing a key role in a $300 million fundraising campaign for the USC athletic department, and managing the USC athletic department’s dealings with a multi-million dollar renovation of the Los Angeles Coliseum. Prior to USC, Jackson worked at Syracuse University as the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director, where he oversaw all aspects of athletic administration and support for 20 men’s and women’s programs. At both USC and Syracuse, he was responsible for expanding athletic department partnerships with key sponsors. Jackson also developed a strong relationship with the NCAA, assisting with the development of a robust compliance program on campus.

    Jackson has previous experience at the professional level with the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots, serving as Director of Football Development with Oakland from 2007-2008 and as a coaching assistant with New England for three seasons from 1998-2000.

    Jackson was born in Boston, Massachusetts and played defensive back at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He received his bachelor’s degree in government from Colby in 1995 and a master’s degree in public policy from Trinity College in 1997.​
     
  6. twenty twenty

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    Jackson has not solved the "unique issues" Villanova Baseball:
    2019: 13-33
    2018: 9-39
    2017: 14-33
     
  7. twenty twenty

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    More Villanova "unique issues", Football:
    2018 5-6
    2017 5-6
    Let's get some perspective and interview, interview, interview.
     
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