Do My Job: Division I College Athletic Director, NMSU
The job of a college athletic director extends beyond handling the hiring and firing of prominent coaches. The highest level of college athletics also comes with the biggest stakes when it comes to leadership.
"With many athletics budgets reaching into the hundreds of millions, managing the athletics department of a major university in one of the large conferences requires all the same skills of running a major corporation," according to Forbes.
For this week's "Do My Job," KFOX14's Kelly Anne Beile travels up the road to New Mexico State University to spend the day with NMSU's athletic director, Mario Moccia.
From the NMSU website:
Moccia returned to his alma mater at the beginning of 2015, as the 23rd Director of Athletics at New Mexico State University after serving for nine years as the Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., and eight years as the senior associate athletic director at the University of Missouri.
Moccia was named an Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) at SIU as he directed the program to new heights.
Moccia and his wife, Heidi – a former All-American women’s soccer player at UMass – are the parents of two children, Addie (11) and Gemma (5).