S3 E40 - Building the D1 Mindset (feat. Phil Esten)


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Phil is the athletic director at the University of St. Thomas. After being hired in January 2019, Phil has endured the adversity with St. Thomas getting kicked out the MIAC and responded with moving the athletic program to the Division 1 Summit League (effective in 2021 if accepted by the NCAA). From his time at the U of M where he lead the charge for building TCF Bank Stadium, to handling the 2008 recession at Cal Berkley, to changing the culture of athletics after the Sandusky scandal at Penn State, to now finally coming back home to his alma-mater St. Thomas is every implication you need to know that Phil is ready for anything that comes his way at St. Thomas. Enjoy!

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