College Sports and Administration

What We Do

“Eastman and Beaudine continues to be the top executive search firm in the country. They are extremely professional and operate with the utmost in integrity. They have placed some of the most respected and successful executives in our industry. Their advice to clients allows the perfect partnership to be developed.”

Gene Smith
SVP/Athletic Dir. | The Ohio State Univ.

“Bob Beaudine and his firm Eastman & Beaudine are always trying to put people together who are looking for the same things.  It is about people and no one knows that better than Bob!”

John Calipari
Head MBB Coach | Univ. of Kentucky

“Eastman & Beaudine brings passion, vision, and quality to the work they conduct on behalf of their clients. Bob Beaudine is the leader in the field of intercollegiate athletics and is a trusted and respected colleague.”

Jon Steinbrecher
Commissioner | MAC

“Eastman & Beaudine has the character, the commitment, and the connections to do great work and get the job done every time.”

Patti Phillips
CEO | Women Leaders in College Sports

“I trust Eastman & Beaudine to garner the most talented pool of candidates possible. They have a gift for piquing the interest of and developing confidence with elite candidates who would otherwise not be available.”

Mack Rhoades
VP of Athletics | Baylor University
Sports Business Journal – 2021 AD of the Year

“Eastman & Beaudine has a reputation that is a rare combination of being extremely thorough, persistent, aggressive, results oriented and a joy to work with. In short, they deliver at the highest level and become your partner for success.”

Steve Hatchell
President | National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame

“Eastman and Beaudine, over time has amassed an unparalleled track record relative to facilitating highly successful executive searches within intercollegiate athletics.”

Kevin White
Fmr. VP of Athletics | Duke University

“I feel like I know the candidate before I ever talk with them because Eastman & Beaudine does a great job forming an objective, in-depth profile of each one. This puts me at ease and allows my first conversation with a candidate to be much more productive.” 

Troy Dannen
Director of Athletics | Tulane Univeristy

“Our experience with Eastman & Beaudine was excellent; in fact, exceeded our expectations. Bob was responsive, provided good counsel and a consistent level of quality service. He demonstrated creativity and flexibility with our search process and presented us with a strong, diverse candidate pool. Bob is high energy and lots of fun to work with. I highly recommend him to you!”

Candace Campbell Jackson
SVP/Chief of Staff | Syracuse University

“Bob Beaudine promised and he delivered! He’s better than anyone I’ve worked with in the Executive search business.”

VADM John R. Ryan 
Fmr. Superintendent | Navy

“There is no better search firm in the country than Eastman & Beaudine. They work diligently to provide the very best candidates for the job. Their experience, professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication are unmatched.”

Rick George
Athletic Director | Univ. of Colorado
Former President | Texas Rangers | Former EVP/COO | PGATour

“Eastman & Beaudine is the industry leader for intercollegiate athletic searches. They have built a track record for delivering the best possible candidates to the institution with the highest standard of integrity and confidentiality.”

Ian McCaw
Athletic Director | Liberty University

“Eastman & Beaudine stands very tall in the world of intercollegiate search firms.”

Craig Thompson
Commissioner | Mountain West Conference

“Eastman & Beaudine gets the job done! Bob is high energy, candid and has a 21st century view of executive leadership.”

Jim Delany 
Former Commissioner | Big Ten

Eastman & Beaudine is the trusted and recognized leader in executive search for universities who are seeking direction, assessment, and counsel to build their senior administrative and athletic leadership teams. We were the first outside firm to assist with an Athletic Director search in industry history and now count over 100 universities as valued clients.  We have worked for universities in 17 different conferences,  having successfully placed over 65 administrators and 65+ head coaches in basketball, football, baseball, and other collegiate olympic sports. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Athletic Directors, Deputy Athletic Directors 
  • Head Coaches
  • NCAA/University Senior Administrators
  • Conference Commissioners
  • Chief Business Officers
  • Chief Marketing and Communication Officers
  • VP University Advancement 
  • Chief Financial Officers 
  • Vice Provost
  • Alumni Engagement, External Relations

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