FOOTBALL LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE 2019


The Football Leadership Committee assembled some of the finest NCAA Division I Football directors of operations. Representing ten universities and eight conferences, the committee discussed and shared strategies to effectively engage student-athletes and further promote championship cultures.

The agenda allowed for collaboration among the directors of operations and Teamworks staff to drive best practices, ultimately promoting a comprehensive approach to student-athlete engagement and success.

The group met July 15 and 16 at Teamworks Headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. Join the conversation on social media by following #TWLeaders.

This continued a series of Leadership Committees hosted by Teamworks, with both collegiate and professional groups convening in Durham. Earlier in 2019, the NFL Leadership Committee brought together twelve NFL operations personnel to collaborate on the best practices of running an NFL team.

Meet the Committee

SAM CURTIS
Director of Operations
University of Southern California

CHRIS RODGERS
Assistant AD for Football Operations
Ohio University

KADY KNIGHT
Director of Operations
Campbell University

JAKE KIRKENDALL
Director of Operations
Vanderbilt University

ADAM CLARK
Assistant AD/Football Chief of Staff
NC State University

CODY CEJDA
Director of Operations
Northwestern University

TRAVIS TAYLOR
Director of Operations
NC Central University

JASHON SYKES
Assistant AD for Football Operations
San Diego State University

BEN HANSEN
Assistant Director of Football Operations
University of Iowa

DANIELLE BARTELSTEIN
Former Senior Director of Operations
Virginia Tech