Searching for a sports executive is high profile and high stakes.

We understand the sensitivity and urgency of finding a coach or sports executive. That’s why we complete most coach searches in 10 to 14 days and can complete executive searches in four to five weeks.

We have a proprietary database with statistics on all of the industry’s professionals. This helps us find talent that is right for our clients.

“Assembling a strong team is paramount. Parker Executive Search is an effective ally who has demonstrated excellence in all phases of high level searches which brings added value to a critically important process.”

- Rob Mullens, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Oregon

“Many people think you hire search firms to identify [coaching] candidates. That’s not how it happens – at least not at Iowa State. I’m not doing my job if I don’t know who the candidates are. What we hired Parker Executive Search for, is to help us strategize and execute our plan. Daniel and Dan allowed us to be in a position to get the person that we wanted to get.”

- Jamie Pollard, Director of Athletics, Iowa State University

Our track record of placing top sports talent is unmatched. We have helped organizations including:

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Professional sports leagues and teams
  • Amateur and Olympic organizations
  • Corporate entities with a sports focus

Functional Areas

Parker Executive Search’s sports practice represents clients conducting searches for the following positions:

  • President/CEO
  • EVP/SVP/General Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Conference Commissioner
  • Athletic Director
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach 

Christine Rawak Named University of Delaware Athletic Director

Incoming University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis announced today that Christine Rawak, executive senior associate athletic director at the University of Michigan, will become the University of Delaware's new director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services. 

Our Clients

Click here to watch Daniel Parker's interview on D1.nextup for an in-depth look at Parker Executive Search's Sports practice as well as insights on recruiting in the Sports industry.

This ESPN article about Parker Executive Search is a good read about our reputation in the coaching search world – what we do and how we do it. Enjoy!