Executive Search

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.

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.

“Collegiate Sports Associates is a national leader with expertise coordinating broad, thorough searches that draw diverse pools of candidates with deep NCAA and Power Five experience…“They’ve led successful searches at the highest levels of college athletics, and we believe they’ll help us identify candidates who can move UNLV athletics to the next level.”

Len Jessup

Former President, UNLV (led to the hire of Desiree Reed-Francois)

Current and Past Clients

Athletics Administration

  • Air Force Academy
  • Army (U.S. Military Academy)*
  • Appalachian State University*
  • Austin Peay State University*
  • Ball State University*
  • Bowling Green State University*
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Santa Cruz*
  • Campbell University*
  • Clemson University*
  • Cleveland State University*
  • Duke University
  • Florida State University*
  • Furman University* (2)
  • University of Georgia

*Director of Athletics Search

  • Hartford University*
  • IPTAY (Clemson)
  • Kent State University*
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County*
  • Miami University (OH)*
  • University of Missouri*
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas*
  • University of Nevada, Reno*
  • University of Northern Iowa*
  • Oakland University*
  • Penn State University*
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Presbyterian College*
  • University of Richmond (2)*
  • San Diego State University*
  • Santa Clara University*
  • University of South Carolina, Upstate*
  • St. John’s University*
  • University of Tennessee,Chattanooga*
  • University of Texas, San Antonio*
  • Virginia Tech*
  • Wake Forest University*
  • Western Carolina University*
  • Winthrop University*
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee*
  • National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Head Coaches

  • Bucknell University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Fresno State University
  • University of Georgia
  • Kansas State University
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Mexico
  • Northern Illinois University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Santa Clara University
  • San Jose State University
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Utah State University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Winthrop University

NCAA Division I Head Football Coaches

  • University of Akron
  • Army (U.S. Military Academy)
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Boston College
  • University of Central Michigan
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado (2)
  • East Carolina University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Houston
  • Kent State University
  • Miami University (OH)
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New York at Buffalo
  • University of Richmond (2)
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Valparaiso University
  • Yale University

NCAA Division I Head Coaches – Other Sports

  • Duke University (Baseball, Wrestling, Field Hockey, Women’s Rowing, Women’s XC, Softball)
  • Campbell University (Women’s Basketball)
  • University of North Carolina – Greensboro (Women’s Basketball)
  • Old Dominion University (Women’s Basketball)
  • University of Richmond (Women’s Basketball)
  • Southern Methodist University (Women’s Basketball)
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Women’s Basketball)

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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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