Kiki Baker Barnes

Kiki Baker Barnes is the Director of Athletics at Dillard University and past president of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Her research involves student-athlete success and coaches’ influence on athlete performance. She is an expert in strategic planning, program management, organizational revitalization and intercollegiate athletics. Before becoming Athletic Director on a full-time basis, Barnes also served as the head coach of Dillard’s women’s basketball team until 2013.

Barnes is the first female and the first African-American president of the GCAC. In 2011, 2014 and 2015 she was voted the conference’s Athletic Director of the Year and in 2015 she received the Administrator of the Year award from the National Association of College Women Athletic Directors.

Kiki Headshot 2Director of Athletics, Dillard University

Areas of Expertise: Athletic performance, student-athlete success, coach-athlete relationships, strategic planning, organizational revitalization

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Contact Information:
E-mail: kbarnes@dillard.edu | kiki@kikibakerbarnes.com
Twitter: @KikiBakerBarnes

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Phil Taylor

 

Phil Taylor, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated (SI), says that “basketball is his favorite sport to both play and cover.” He writes the weekly column The Hot Button for SI.com and was previously a sportswriter and columnist at the Miami Herald, the San Jose Mercury News, and The National.

According to his bio on SI.com, Taylor received the 1987 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for Feature Writing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts and his master’s degree from Stanford University in California.

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Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated

Areas of Expertise: Sports, Sports Writing, Basketball, Baseball, Football

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Contact Info:

Phone: (650) 346-5372

Email: philtaylor819@gmail.com

Twitter: @SI_PhilTaylor

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Office: (212) 522-5542

Mobile: (347) 327-2905

Email: brian.poliakoff@timeinc.com
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