Executive Search

CSA was founded on the principle that the best advice and counsel comes from the practitioners who have spent their professional lifetimes in campus settings. We have the professional contacts in intercollegiate athletics and higher education to identify individuals or build teams of experts that can assist campus and conference leaders in analyzing and addressing specific challenges as well as taking advantage of new opportunities.Unlike many other search firms serving Division I universities, Collegiate Sports Associates utilizes industry experts to provide additional support during each search. Mr. Turner personally manages and directs each search with the assistance of Associates selected from a highly experienced group of industry practitioners. Among the Associates are current and former Athletics Directors, Conference Commissioners, and Head Coaches. Mr. Turner’s experience in athletics administration has given him a profound understanding of the differences in culture that exist on campuses around the nation. Having personally managed four major athletics department transitions during his career, he has significant leadership experiences in college athletics that give him insight into managing change and hiring staff.

Most importantly, his lengthy tenure as a leader in Division I athletics has enabled him to develop long-lasting personal relationships with the men and women who shape the landscape of intercollegiate athletics today.These relationships are essential in identifying and selecting CSA Associates. They also provide an intimate knowledge of and access to a widely diverse group of individuals with the ability to effectively fill positions of leadership in a University setting.