Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, joins AJ Maestas on today’s episode of Navigating Sports Business podcast. They discuss operating during COVID-19, the path to becoming commissioner, the future of collegiate athletics, and some great book recommendations.



00:00 – Commissioner Sankey’s background

3:50 – Handling COVID in the SEC

17:20 – Book Recommendations

25:00 – Was playing football in 2020 the right decision?

31:10 – New SEC television deal with ABC

42:20 – The future of collegiate athletics 

57:20 – Leadership and social justice

1:01:00 – Personal habits for success

Book Recommendations

Leadership Strategy and Tactics, by Jocko Willink

The Life You Always Wanted, by John Ortberg

Be Quick But Don’t Hurry, by Andrew Hill

Book of Ecclesiastes, Old Testament

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, by Andy Stanley

Thinking in Bets, by Annie Duke

How Churchill Waged War, by Allen George Packwood

Philanthropic Organizations 


Compassion International 

Check out this episode!