You may have seen him in the Dixon center or at a Cabrini athletics event. Brad Koch is Cabrini College’s athletic director and strives to meet the goals of the college, players and coaches at the school.
After spending 15 years at Philadelphia University, Koch felt like it was time to make the next big step towards his career goal of working as an athletic director.
“I knew I wanted to stay in a smaller family-type atmosphere as division II, especially division III, offers,” Koch said. “When the position opened up here it certainly was a no-brainer for me.”
Feeling as he could be an addition to what the college and athletics is trying to accomplish, Koch is very excited to be in the position that he currently holds.
“It’s a spot that I really wanted to get to and there’s a lot that we’re trying to accomplish and we’re getting there but it’s a special place for me to be here,” Koch said.
Staff that works for Koch are constantly busy, but still find time to enjoy their experience in the office while learning from his experience.
“Working for Brad is great because he did 15 years at a school before here in a very similar position that I’m in now so he understands the time commitment [and] the expectations,” Brian Beacham, assistant director of athletics, said. “He relates to the position I’m in which makes it a very enjoyable work atmosphere.”
Even with an agenda to map out a day, the task at hand rarely follows because there are issues that may arise with players, coaches or events.
“My day varies and that’s part of the appeal because I love the idea that I’m in and out of the office. I’m trying to address these situations but for the most part it’s managing our 16 intercollegiate sports,” Koch said.
Work consist of managing games, coaching preparation, budgeting and development. These are some components aimed to seamlessly flow in order to have student athletes have the best experience as possible.
“Brad works on some high level projects that I have no idea what he’s doing,” David Howell sports information director said. “He just says ‘Hey I need this information from you. Can you get this for me?’ and my priority is getting him his information because I don’t want him waiting to get something from me if he has deadlines as well,” Howell said.
Koch played basketball for DeSales University and has always been into the sport growing up as his father was a basketball coach for a number of years.
Balancing a busy life as an AD, Koch spends his free time being with his wife, son and daughter.
“My wife is a teacher so she has a lot of responsibilities as well outside of the family,” Koch said. As much as I can alleviate some of the stress on her, I try, because she’s got a lot that she needs to do professionally. So any time that I have outside of Cabrini is generally spent with my kids,” Koch said.”