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 

Roberts Named College of Charleston Athletics Director

College of Charleston announced today that Matt Roberts has been appointed the school's director of athletics. Roberts, who most recently served as deputy director of athletics at Southern Methodist University, will officially start on January 1, 2017.

Our Clients

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!

Click here to read a recent interview with Daniel Parker in D1.ticker's Athletic Director U series.