Dutch Baughman

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Areas of expertise: Serving the inter-collegiate athletics landscape with an emphasis on Director of Athletics and head coaching searches

[vc_column_text]Dutch Baughman has been involved in intercollegiate athletics for over 45 years. Although Texas is home, his intercollegiate athletics career began as a student-athlete at the Ohio State University, participating in football, wrestling and lacrosse. He graduated from Ohio State in 1971 with a B.S, and he also holds the M.A. and all the course work for a PhD in Athletics Administration from Ohio State. He coached football at Worthington High School (Ohio) and the Ohio State University, with Head Football Coach Woody Hayes. His athletics administration experience also began at the Ohio State University when Dutch served as the Academic Advisor and Assistant Athletics Director. Dutch served as the senior associate director of athletics at Northwestern University, and has been Director of Athletics at Furman University, Virginia Tech, and Oregon State University. In addition to the “on-campus” athletic positions, Dutch served as the Senior Associate Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1982-1987, with Commissioner Fred Jacoby. From 1997 to 2015, Dutch served as the Executive Director of the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association. On October 1, 2015, Dutch retired as the Executive Director of the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association, after 18 years in that position.

The common theme running through Dutch’s entire career was his emphasis on the well-being of the student-athlete and support for each sports program; not just the high profile sports. During his tenure as athletics director at Oregon State University, Dutch created the “BALANCE” Program which was one of the first and most highly respected CHAMPS programs in the country, and they led the nation for three years with a graduation percentage of 95%.

As Executive Director, Dutch continued his focus on the student-athlete with the development of the CHAMPS program, and the creation of the CHAMPS Program of Excellence Award. In 2001, the first Athletics Director Institute was held to provide an intense educational experience for Senior Associate Directors of Athletics who have aspirations to become an athletics director. Dutch served as the Institute founder and Director for 16 years. As Executive Director, Dutch was involved daily in the business of 1A Athletics on a national level. He worked closely with all of the 1A Athletic Directors, the 1A Conference Commissioners, NCAA, as well as the Executive Directors of many other organizations who share interest in the issues of intercollegiate athletics. Dutch authored the document, Acceptable Standards, which resulted in a significant increase in the number of minority coaches who were interviewed and selected for head football coaching positions.

Dutch speaks regularly around the country on a variety of topics and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several organizations and businesses. In addition to his work in intercollegiate athletics, Dutch served three years in the United States Marine Corps, and was an account executive with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith. He is a graduate of the TCU Ranch Management Program and has managed a 50,000 acre cattle ranch. Dutch has been married for 45 years to the former Jacquelyn Lear, and they have two children, a daughter Emily, a son Eric, a daughter-in-law Carly, and two grandchildren, Chloe and Sammy. The Baughman’s reside in Southlake, Texas.[/vc_column_text]