Jody Smith, who has held compliance positions at schools in the ACC, the Pac-10, the Sun Belt and Conference USA, is in her third year as an Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Florida State. She comes to Florida State after coordinating the compliance operations at Wake Forest University, Arizona State University and Florida International University. Smith has worked in the compliance field since 1998 and has been a championships administrator at both Wake Forest and Arizona State.
Smith comes to Tallahassee after coordinating 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).