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Tricia Turley Brandenburg is the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance & Student Services at Ohio University. In addition to supervising the compliance, eligibility and student-athlete services areas of athletics, Tricia also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sports Administration and the Department of Recreation & Sport Pedagogy.
As Senior Associate AD, Tricia is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the compliance of all 16 intercollegiate athletic programs (approximately 425 student-athletes) within the Mid-American Conference and NCAA legislation. She also is responsible for coordinating a proactive NCAA rules education program for faculty, staff, coaches, boosters and student-athletes.
One of the primary roles of the position is to implement, control and monitor procedures pertaining to athletic recruiting, eligibility, financial aid, and to interpret NCAA and conference rules. In addition to her responsibilities in compliance and student services, Tricia oversees the sports of women's swimming and diving, men's and women's cross country and women's indoor and outdoor track.
Prior to arriving at Ohio in 2008, Tricia served as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Services at the University of Massachusetts, and the Senior Woman Administrator/Associate AD for Compliance and Enrollment Services at Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, Tricia represented the institution on the Executive Board of the Women's Basketball Foundation as part of the local organizing committee for the 2006 Women's Final Four - Boston.
Before coming to Northeastern in 2001, Tricia was an Enforcement Services Intern for the NCAA. In 1999, Tricia was the Operations/Scouting Intern for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. With the Redskins she drafted and analyzed contract language during player negotiations. She also evaluated player salaries and recommended methods to create room under the salary cap. Tricia also served as a Labor Relations Intern for the Management Council of the National Football League in 1997.
Tricia serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and is the former chair of the Professional Standards and Ethics Subcommittee. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the College Athletics and the Law newsletter and has served as a presenter at both NAAC Convention and the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar.
Tricia is a graduate of the NCAA Fellows Leadership Program and the NACWAA Executive Institute. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators and the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators. In 2005, she was honored with the All-American Football Foundation Senior Associate Athletic Director Award.
Tricia is a 1999 graduate of Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, where she also earned four varsity letters in wrestling as a manager. Tricia also holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.
She is a native of Ilion, N.Y. and now resides in Athens, Ohio with her husband James.