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Jeff Whitehead

Jeff Whitehead

Jeff Whitehead was named the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Services at the University of South Carolina in September 2018.  In this role, he serves as the primary liaison overseeing the operations of the Office of Compliance Services, as well as providing legislative interpretations to South Carolina coaches and staff. He currently serves as the primary compliance liaison for the football and men’s basketball teams, while assisting with all other varsity sports.

Prior to his current role, Whitehead has served in numerous capacities with the Office of Compliance Services at Carolina, most recently as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance Services beginning in February 2017, an Associate Director in July 2015, and as an Assistant Director upon with his arrival in Columbia in April 2014. During this time, Whitehead had responsibilities in monitoring the institution’s recruiting efforts, waiver and violation reporting, as well as oversight of the department’s intern and extern program.  Additionally, he served as the compliance liaison for the baseball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, volleyball, swimming and diving, and softball programs.

From July 2011 until his arrival in Columbia, Whitehead worked as the Compliance Coordinator at Troy University in Troy, AL.  While at Troy, Whitehead was responsible for many facets of the compliance office, including reporting and submitting the Annual Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR), administering the institution’s NLI process, management of initial eligibility issues, as well as monitoring Bylaws 11, 13, 15, and 17.

Prior to Troy, Whitehead served one year as the Graduate Assistant in the Athletics Compliance Office at the University of Central Florida while earning his Master’s Degree in 2011. A native of Orlando, Fla., Whitehead earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida in 2006. Whitehead and his wife, Claudia, currently reside in Chapin.