In this episode of SCI Talk, we are joined by Bob Scalise – Harvard University’s Director of Athletics – to discuss the role of Athletic Directors and Administrators in intercollegiate Athletics. Scalise shares his experience and insight regarding the issues surrounding college sports, and how the nations’s top university implements athletics as part of their holistic education.
About Bob Scalise:
Bob Scalise was introduced as Harvard’s Nichols Family Director of Athletics in July 2001 after five years as associate dean and senior executive officer of the Harvard Business School. Scalise, the seventh person to hold the director of athletics post at Harvard, oversees the nation’s largest Division I athletics program with 42 varsity sports, 63 club programs, more than 1,200 intercollegiate athletes and a broad array of WELLNESS and recreation programs and facilities. In 13 years as director of athletics, Scalise has seen Harvard win 16 national team championships and 97 Ivy League titles, including a school-record 14 conference crowns in both the 2004-05 and 2013-14 seasons. While Harvard puts special emphasis on Ivy League championships, the department has had considerable success on a national level under Scalise by winning team and/or individual national championships in six of the last eight seasons.