September 2021

Coast-to-Coast Movement

With strategically competitive movements in the conferences and divisions increasing, Collegiate Consulting has been working on benchmarking and conference realignment projects from coast-to-coast, north and south. Our conference realignment studies include exclusive data comparisons and real-time knowledge of chess move-esque pivots and turns within the NCAA.

Conference dynamic changes affect every member of a cohort, and Collegiate Consulting strives to provide the most comprehensive information to its partners in implementing both actions and reactions to changing tides.

Canisius Operational Review


Canisius College has released the executive summary of an athletic operational review conducted by Collegiate Consulting.

The purpose of this review was to evaluate Canisius athletics from all stakeholders’ views, determine options for next steps and provide recommendations.

After being retained by Canisius, Collegiate Consulting engaged in the first phase of interviews with stakeholders that were significant to the athletic department at Canisius. Collegiate Consulting’s research included 14 focus groups – with 140 stakeholders – which included Canisius student-athletes, alumni, former student-athletes, coaches, trustees, support staff, donors, students, professors and administration.

The second phase included follow-up interviews and a survey sent to students, whereas the third installment of the report was benchmarking data gathered on academic success, financial budgets, athletic success, facility research, enrollment trends, net revenue, roster management, staffing and salaries, sport sponsorship, emerging sports and more.

Quick Bytes

What's The Word?

Just only weeks into the Fall semester, several schools are looking to replace coaches and key or interim athletic administrators. Whether looking ahead due to impending retirements or out of need for course-correction, these searches are arduous and require both inside institutional insight and an outside eye.

Collegiate Consulting has completed 12 executive searches with more than half being directors of athletics. Our team prioritizes the values in potential, diverse candidates to: Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with institutional mission statements, prove to be good fits for campus cultures and meet the needs for present and future student-athletes.

Collegiate Consulting Twitter Growth

As we continue to engage more and more collegiate athletic departments, Collegiate Consulting is excited to acknowledge the achievements accomplished by the student-athletes of our past and present clients. One of our tenets of operation is seeking student and institutional elevation.

The resilience and dedication that college athletes have demonstrated in the past year is something deserving of recognition and applause.

Please follow us to watch how we highlight these athletic advancements.

Managing Director
Russell Wright
Collegiate Consulting

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