DHR's Sports Practice understands the complexities involved in collegiate and professional athletic searches as well as corporate sports company searches.

We have successfully completed numerous search assignments for many public and private colleges and universities, professional athletic organizations, and corporations in the industry; providing the best leadership at all levels including athletic administrators, coaches, and corporate management.

What makes us unique?

  • DHR is the only retained executive search firm whose Sports Practice is led by a former Division I Athletic Directors and a former Division I Basketball Coach.
  • The Sports Practice is a global practice with capabilities to serve clients in 6 continents across all sports related organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to private universities.
  • We are the only “Top 5” search firm with a practice devoted exclusively to the industry. This allows us to better serve our clients with the utmost standards of professionalism, fast approach, strong ethics and outstanding quality.
June 2021

DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. In a search assignment led by Glenn Sugiyama, DHR placed former NCAA inclusion executive Derrick Gragg as the new athletic director for Big Ten’s Northwestern University. Let’s take a closer look at this important search as the school looks to make diversity and inclusion a top priority. More >

April 2021

Tony Stubblefield Named DePaul Men’s Basketball Head Coach

DePaul University announced today that Tony Stubblefield has been named head coach of the men's basketball program. Stubblefield comes to DePaul after spending the last 11 seasons at the University of Oregon. Stubblefield has over two decades of experience in college basketball. More >

March 2021 | The Washington Post

DePaul AD Peevy understands eyes on him with coaching search

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy understands all eyes are on him. He’s about to make his first major hire since he got the job in August, one that will go a long way toward defining his tenure, now that the Blue Demons have fired coach Dave Leitao. And the pressure is on to get it right. More >

September 2020 | ESPN

Central Michigan hires Texas' Amy Folan as athletic director

Amy Folan named Athletic Director for Central Michigan, the first woman to hold the role at CMU, in a search completed by Glenn Sugiyama. More >