Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Sports Education Leadership

First Committee Member

Gerald E. Landwer

Number of Pages



The purpose of this study was to compare the differences in perceptions of evaluation criteria between athletic directors and head basketball coaches at National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and III institutions in the western region of the United States. The objective of this study was to answer the question, is there a difference in perceptions of evaluation criteria by athletic directors and Division I and III basketball coaches? The researcher modified a 39 item questionnaire developed by Overton (1997) into a 21 item survey. The survey was sent to athletic directors and head men's and women's basketball coaches at a total of 114 universities and colleges in the western region: (a) fifty-four from Division I, and (b) sixty from Division III. Responses from the returned surveys were entered into a SPSS program (version 14.0) and analyzed utilizing a MANOVA for evaluation. Comparisons between athletic directors and coaches were conducted.


Athletic; Basketball; Coaches; Criteria; Differences; Directors; Division; Evaluation; Head; Perceptions

Controlled Subject

Physical education and training

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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