Rodewald AD?

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  1. DJrodey24

    DJrodey24 Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys,

    It’s been a long time since I’ve jumped on here regularly, but I wanted to share with you a career update. I have NOT made this public just yet.

    I’m looking to get back to Chicago after being out here in the desert since 2016. Plain and simple, the education system in Arizona are horrific and the community feel is not like it is in the Midwest. I have two little girls and want to get them back to Illinois (despite the taxes!)

    Also, I’m looking to step back from TV full time and become an athletic director. This is something I’ve wanted to pursue for a long time and I think now is the time. I’ve shared with some of you some of my ideas for the IHSA, tournaments, scheduling, etc. and I’m almost done with the education requirements that would open the door to get jobs.

    With that said, you guys have your ears to the ground all the time. You hear about jobs opening before they’re posted. I ask you to send along anything you hear so I can get my foot in the door. Private? Public? Big school? Small school? It doesn’t matter.

    Again, I have NOT made this public. If I did, I'd probably get fired. I know the jobs won’t turn over for a few months, but anything will help!

    -Matt Rodewald
    DJrodey24@yahoo.com
     
  2. crusader_of_90

    crusader_of_90 Well-Known Member
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    How is this not public?

    Ever hear of LinkedIn?
     
  3. Wolffan64

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    Good luck Matt. I hope you’re able to find success and Happiness in your career
     
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    Going to be tough to get AD job at least at a public school without school experience. Most AD’s if not all have climbed the chain with teaching and coaching before they got AD job
     
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    MS just hired a new AD for 2020.
     
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    Good Luck Matt, kudos to you for chasing your dream. We certainly know it's not the taxes, the Bears, the Cubs or the Blackhawks that are drawing you back. LoL.
     
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  7. DJrodey24

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    It's a nice way of saying: I'm not trying to tell a lot of people right now, just people like you guys who might have the ability to help.
     
  8. crusader_of_90

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    The internet is a hell of a place to keep a secret.

    Good luck in your endeavors.
     
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  9. DJrodey24

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    Obviously!!
     
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    What happens in ET stays in ET.
     
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  11. DJrodey24

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    Yup! Good ol' boys club plays a role as well. I think I can break through that, but I certainly know what I'm up against.
     
  12. DJrodey24

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    Atta boy.
     
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    Are you getting your teaching degree and Type 75 certificate?
     
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    Good Luck Matt. I hope you find a position soon.
     
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  15. DJrodey24

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    masters in Secondary Ed, teaching certificate in IL, AZ.

    masters in Ed Leadership done in 2 months, Type 75 / Admin certificate to follow.

    times out to about January when jobs open.
     
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    Have you considered applying for a teaching job with an asst. A.D. position?
    Just a thought.
     
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    Keep Lake Park on your radar, see the thread started tonight.
     
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  18. DJrodey24

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    Wow!
     
  19. DJrodey24

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    Yup! I certainly have and have had conversations in the past. I know a lot of the #2 jobs are split by season. That makes it a little trickier.
     
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    Matat, I'm sure Edgy can hook up up. Good luck!
     
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    Always go to the best place...home....particularly Geneva IL...perhaps there's something there...
     
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  23. DJrodey24

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    What's new there?
     
  24. DJrodey24

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    Dave Carli is a fabulous AD and he's not going anywhere.
     
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    Per the K3 Daily Journal...AD put on admin leave...
     
  26. johnndoe

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    This is great advice. Finishing academic requirements is a minor factor in getting a foot in the door. Building respect and a reputation in coaching and/or leadership for a period of time in a position "below" AD somewhere needs (or, at least should) be in place first.
     
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    Huge fan of your work Matt! Having listened/followed for years I know you will make an amazing AD.
     
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  28. RockSoup

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    He will be a great hire for a school but he’ll never be as good as your @Irish LB :p
     
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    I’m confused do people think I’m like the AD or something? I promise you I’m not, I’m literally just a former player, I’ll be watching today probably along the fence with no responsibilities besides feeding myself.
     
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    Quite the responsibility
     
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  31. Irish LB

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    You’re not kidding. It’s a job I take very serious.
     
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  32. PowerI66

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    That's exactly what someone pretending not to be Naz's AD would say... o_O
     
  33. RockSoup

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    I think it stems from some throw away offseason scheduling thread. But I know you’re not and was just busting chops because of some poster(s) having that wrong perception of you. Good luck to Naz today
     
  34. MIKEFTB

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    Ok...but it never hurts to reach out to fabulous people DJ..perhaps he could steer you in the right direction....you're one of Geneva's favorite sons....
     
  35. Fioras

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    Ok joe
     
  36. Irish LB

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    Who are you?
     
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    oooh oooh oooh oooh, tell me who are youuuu!!
     
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    Roger Daltrey - that’s WHO
     
  39. DJrodey24

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    I don't agree and metrics say the past path is not the only way. That's why I'm doing this. Having a media centric feel for sports through the prism of academics should make me a quality candidate, particularly for a program that has the tax base but often struggles.
     
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    Very kind of you. Dave and I stay in touch. I know he's always able to lend an ear.
     

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