GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG Deputy Athletics Director Stacy Kosciak has been selected to participate in the yearlong NCAA Pathway Program. This program is an intensive, experimental learning opportunity for NCAA Divisions I, II and III administrators and is designed to elevate those currently in senior-level positions within athletics administration to the next step as a director of athletics. Since the inaugural year in 1997, the Pathway Program has produced more than 100 alumni, with nearly 25-percent of the participants going on to become directors of athletics and more than 60-percent of alumni earning promotions.
“Stacy Kosciak is an outstanding candidate for this program.” Director of Athletics Kim Record said, “She has participated as a Division I student-athlete, coached and continues to grow as a leader in our field. She is in an elite group of administrators and UNC Greensboro is fortunate to have her as a member of our team.”
During the yearlong program, participants identify how values fit into their own philosophy and execution of leadership within college athletics and higher education. Participants also develop knowledge in areas such as budgeting, strategic planning and fundraising for both their current job responsibilities and when they transition to the role of director of athletics.
Throughout the next year, Kosciak will join NCAA Division I colleagues in developing skills to prepare for the Director of Athletics position. Participants in the program will attend various NCAA governance meetings, build relationships with mentors and focus on ways in which the next generation of athletics administrators will lead. Skill building will take place in the areas of values clarification, leadership, media training, diversity and inclusion, and participants get an in-depth look and introduction to search firms and the hiring process within college athletics. The program kicked off in early June at the national office in Indianapolis.