Many of you will have seen Arthur Bryant’s name mentioned in stories about reinstated college programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Law Journal has twice named him one of the 100 most influential attorneys in America. Recently, he has led ground-breaking settlements at eight universities that announced they were eliminating women’s varsity intercollegiate athletic teams. He also led a historic settlement – the first Title IX victory for male student-athletes – with Clemson University, reinstating men’s track field and cross country in April, 2021.
In this podcast we discuss some possibilities as to why tennis was singled out for elimination during the early days of COVID-19; his advice for insulating your college tennis program from threats; what you should do if you were ever to be told that your program has been eliminated and some advice on leading high performing organizations.