Searching for a sports executive is high profile and high stakes.

We understand the sensitivity and urgency of finding a coach or sports executive. That’s why we complete most coach searches in 10 to 14 days and can complete executive searches in four to five weeks.

We have a proprietary database with statistics on all of the industry’s professionals. This helps us find talent that is right for our clients.

“Assembling a strong team is paramount. Parker Executive Search is an effective ally who has demonstrated excellence in all phases of high level searches which brings added value to a critically important process.”

- Rob Mullens, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Oregon

“Many people think you hire search firms to identify [coaching] candidates. That’s not how it happens – at least not at Iowa State. I’m not doing my job if I don’t know who the candidates are. What we hired Parker Executive Search for, is to help us strategize and execute our plan. Daniel and Dan allowed us to be in a position to get the person that we wanted to get.”

- Jamie Pollard, Director of Athletics, Iowa State University

Our track record of placing top sports talent is unmatched. We have helped organizations including:

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Professional sports leagues and teams
  • Amateur and Olympic organizations
  • Corporate entities with a sports focus

Sports executive search firm

Functional Areas

Parker Executive Search’s sports practice represents clients conducting searches for the following positions:

  • President/CEO
  • EVP/SVP/General Manager
  • Executive Director
  • Conference Commissioner
  • Athletic Director
  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach 

Our Clients

Click here for the full audio transcript of Dan Parker on the Paul Finebaum Show.

This ESPN article about Parker Executive Search is a good read about our reputation in the coaching search world – what we do and how we do it.

Click here to read a recent interview with Daniel Parker in D1.ticker's Athletic Director U series.