Scott Fitzgerald: CIAA at Cairo American College: Implementing systems for success


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We interviewed Mr Scott Fitzgerald CIAA, Mr Fitzgerald is the Athletic and Activities Director at Cairo American College. He holds a master's degree in educational leadership from the College of New Jersey. Mr Fitzgerald has been overseas for a long time and has worked in Egypt, Venezuela, Lebanon, China and now back again in Egypt.

In Tianjin, while at the International School of Tianjin (IST), he was the Tianjin representative with the ADs from the International School of Beijing, to administer the local league, ISAC- Tianjin/Beijing. While at the International School of Tianjin and Cairo American College he has driven the refurbishing of the athletics facilities.

Mr Fitzgerald is an avid cyclist, he rides mountain bikes 2-4 times per week in the wadi, a beautiful canyon in the desert of Egypt.

Athletic Directors like Mr Fitzgerald are a very valuable resource for us less experienced Athletic Directors. His knowledge, experience and passion are inspiring, and help us to continue improving our programs.

'Build Locally, before you go International' - Mr Scott Fitzgerald

'When moving to a new school or new culture, it is the systematical approach that helps you to settlin in' - Mr Scott Fitzgerald

'Find a format that works and stick to it' - Mr Scott Fitzgerald

Topics Covered:

Catching up with Mr Scott Fitzgerald

Who is Mr Scott Fitzgerald

His time in Tianjin China at the International School of Tianjin

How to deal with switching between different cultures

When do you move to a different school and country

The importance of 'systems and structure'

What is his Athletics philosophy

The difference between US and International School sports

The Athletics structure at Cairo American College

The influence of the COVID pandemic on his Athletics programs

The influence of the government on his Athletics program

How does he stay active

His involvement in refurbishing the Athletic facilities and creating a new Athletics league at Cairo American College

How to start a new league

How long does it take to start playing with the new league

Brainstorming about new options for International leagues

How to improve our own UBAC league

Tips for starting Athletic Directors from Mr Fitzgerald

Lessons learned from Mr Fitzgerald for our local league

The podcast wrap-up with CD and Jeff

Website Cairo American College -

Host(s): CD Johnson & Jeff Koops

Twitter: @AthleticsforLi2

Special Guest: Mr Scott Fitzgerald CAA

Camera & editing: Scott Lillis

NIAAA Website:​​


International Courses

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LTC 902 Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies & Methods for Athletic Programs in International Schools

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