Ep. 7 – Fmr. Univ. of Montana A.D./Fmr. FCS Chairman Jim O’Day
O’Day spent 7 years at the helm of his alma mater’s athletic department, overseeing the Griz football team that went 77-17, appeared in two FCS national championship games and secured a conference title every year but one season during that stretch. Yet, Montana’s student-athletes had trouble off of the field, including nine sexual assault allegations in a two-year period, which led to the March 29, 2012 dismissal of O’Day and head football coach Robin Pflugrad, who had just won coach of the year in the conference. O’Day talks about running a successful school program on a tight, FCS budget, the stresses of being an athletic director or coach in today’s college landscape, and his new work in the realm of social media with Division I institutions.