About Us

Collegiate Sports Associates is dedicated to serving the unique needs of athletics programs at NCAA Division I universities and conferences across America. Our services are based upon a level of on-campus experience and perspective that is not evident among the more traditional consulting and executive search firms serving intercollegiate athletics. Our leadership and each of our Associates have real-life experience in intercollegiate athletics management, enabling us to provide unmatched levels of expertise.

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. Our network of Associates is broad and includes current and former Division I Athletics Directors and other senior university and conference officials, including Commissioners, Presidents, Faculty Athletics Representatives, Coaches, and Associate Athletics Directors.

CSA Founder and President, Todd Turner, has over thirty years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, twenty-one of which were as the Athletics Director at four major Division I FBS/BCS institutions. By coupling Mr. Turner’s experience and thriving personal relationships throughout higher education with exceptional professional consulting and search services, Collegiate Sports Associates delivers a unique level of service that effectively meets the needs of the nation’s leading universities and conferences.

Todd Turner

Todd Turner

Chairman & Founder

Todd has served the intercollegiate sports world for over 30 years as an administrator, teacher, and mentor to students, coaches, and colleagues.

CSA in the News

OVC Hires CSA to Assist With Plans for Strategic Growth as it Contemplates Future Membership Expansion – Feb 2021

Todd and Drew Turner on CollegeAD Podcast on CSA and the future of College Athletics – Nov 2020

AthleticDirectorU and CSA’s Brad Bates Publish Case Study on Hiring Men’s Basketball Head Coaches – Sept 2020

Indiana State University Partners with CSA for Athletics Program Review – Sept 2020

Todd Turner and Brad Bates on ADU discussing their career paths and how to navigate a career in college athletics – 2020

CSA VP Dr. Brad Bates Discusses Impact and Potential Fallout from the Coronavirus on ADU’s 1.Question Podcast – Apr 2020

CSA Announces “Learning from a Social Distance” Webinar Series – Mar/Apr 2020

ADU Podcast on the Knight Commission with CEO Amy Perko, and consultants Todd Turner and Michael Cross – Jan 2020

The Anatomy of an Athletic Director search with CSA and Campbell University – ADU – Dec 2019

Turner featured in The Athletic discussing the role of search firms – Nov 2019

CSA sits down with Missouri’s Jim Sterk to discuss his career progression – Athletic Director U – Nov 2019

Todd Turner named a “Power Player” in College Athletics by the Sports Business Journal – July 2019

Todd Turner Discusses UConn’s Departure to the Big East with The Athletic – June 2019

St. John’s Partners with CSA for Athletics Director Search – July 2018

CSA Completes Athletics Review for Cal-Berkeley – March 2018

UNLV Partners with CSA for Athletics Director Search – January 2017

Todd Turner on Voting Panel for Forbes “Most Powerful People in College Sports” – December 2015

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With over thirty years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, CSA delivers a unique level of service that effectively meets the needs of the nation’s leading universities and conferences.

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