Jim Carr is the president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The NAIA provides opportunities for more than 65,000 student-athletes to play sports at the collegiate level. The NAIA is headquartered in Kansas City. The men’s basketball tournament is the longest running basketball tournament in the nation. Under Carr’s leadership, the NAIA has grown a great deal and has been at the forefront of innovative programs such as the “Champions of Character” and the “Return on Athletics”.
Carr joined the NAIA in July 1998 as Managing Director and General Counsel and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, while retaining the title of General Counsel, in 2000. In September 2006, Carr became the seventh President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAIA. He is a graduate of Millsaps College, has an M.S. in sports management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a J.D. from Duke University. He serves on various boards and councils, including USA Basketball, the Kansas City Life, Baptist Trinity Lutheran Foundation, the Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Missouri Bank and Trust and the Downtown Council of Kansas City.
- Recruiting tips for parents
- Qualities that make a good coach
- Differences between the NAIA and the NCAA
- Opportunities for student-athletes to grow and develop
- … and so much more!!!
Resources, Books, and Links
NAIA Website: NAIA.org
NAIA Instagram: @PlayNAIA
NAIA Twitter: @NAIA
NAIA Blog: Blog.naia.org
NAIA Facebook: Facebook.com/PlayNAIA
NAIA Youtube: Youtube.com/user/PlayNAIA
Articles of interest …
- Kansas City Business Journal: NAIA Scores a Win with Carr’s Effective Leadership as CEO
- USA Today High School Sports: Recruiting Column: Interview with NAIA President & CEO Jim Carr
Past “Success is a Choice” podcast episodes of interest . . .
- Bob Wilson (former Vanguard A.D.) – Episode 114
- Greg Tonagel (IWU Men’s Basketball Coach) – Episode 108
- Jon Gordon (author of “The Energy Bus”) – Episode 100
- Tim Hall (Director of Athletics at UMBC) – Episode 095
- Stephanie Harvey (5x World Champion Professional eSports Gamer) – Episode 087
- Rusty Kennedy (2017 River States Conference A.D of the Year) – Episode 027
- Kevin Harrington (Original Shark on “Shark Tank”) – Episode 021
- Chad Briscoe (2017 Crossroads League A.D. of the Year) – 014
- Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) – Episode 001
Jim Carr in Action
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