Jody Smith is in her fifth year as the associate athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator at UNCG in 2015-16. Her primary areas of oversight include men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball and baseball.
Smith has over 14 years of compliance experience, including previous stops at Wake Forest, Arizona State and Florida International. She was a championships administrator at both Wake Forest and Arizona State.
Smith previously served as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Florida State where she assisted with the coordination of all day-to-day compliance and rules education for FSU’s 19 intercollegiate athletic programs and over 450 student-athletes.
Prior to her arrival in Tallahassee, Smith coordinated the compliance effort at Florida International University where she served as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance from 2006-08. Prior to FIU, she served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Arizona State from 2002-06. At both positions, she coordinated the day-to-day operations for NCAA, Conference and institutional compliance and rules education for their respective intercollegiate athletic programs and student-athletes.
Smith began her career in compliance at Wake Forest as an assistant compliance coordinator in 1998. She was later promoted to the director of compliance in 2002. She gained experience in many areas of the compliance operation as she served as the administrator of the Agent Program while coordinating and administrating a rules education program for student athletes and the staff of the department of athletics.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Virginia where she played softball, Smith was a graduate assistant in the sports administration department for two years at the University of Louisville and a compliance intern for one beginning in 1997. She earned her master's degree in sports administration from Louisville in 1998.
Smith has gained valuable experience as an operations assistant during her career. She was the tournament director for the 1999, 2000 and 2001 NCAA Field Hockey tournaments and assisted in the 2003 and 2004 Pac-10 swimming championships and the 2000, 2003 and 2004 NCAA Men's Basketball tournaments. In addition, she served as an NCAA site representative for the 2009 Division I Women's Tennis 1st/2nd Round Tournament.
She is a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).