Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Legal Affairs
News spread quickly in August of 1995 when Bob Minnix, a Director
of Enforcement at the NCAA since 1975 and a former star running back at
Notre Dame, announced he would leave his post to accept the newly created
position of associate athletics director for compliance and legal affairs
at Florida State University.
In his role at the NCAA, Minnix oversaw enforcement issues with
regard to the NCAA and its member institutions including the preparation
and presentation of cases to be heard by the Committee of Infractions. He
has served on a number of NCAA committees including the Leadership and
Development Training Committee, Special Events Committee, Post-Season
Football Subcommittee, and staff task forces that concentrated on public
relations, compensation, and employment opportunities for women and ethnic
Minnix is presently the chair of the NCAA Committee on
Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct and is a member of the board of directors
of the Black Coaches Association. He has participated in several panel
discussion on current topics at the National Association of Collegiate
Diretors of Athletics.
At Florida State, Minnix is charged with overseeing all
departmental compliance issues, implementing and directing FSU’s rules
education programs, and serving as the department’s liaison and contact
with university General Counsel as well as other legal interests. He is
directly involved in the strategic planning of long range departmental
goals regarding student-athlete welfare and life skills training.
Minnix has continued FSU’s stance as a pro-active leader in
addressing NCAA and ACC issues, and in educating coaches, staff,
student-athletes and donors to the serious nature and ramifications of
A native of Spokane, Wash., Minnix attended Notre Dame, where he
played in back-to-back Cotton Bowls in 1970 and 1971. He led the Fighting
Irish in rushing as a senior in 1971. A 1972 Notre Dame graduate, Minnix
attended law school at the University of Washington where he received his
Jurist Doctorate degree in 1975.
Minnix and his wife, Genny, have two sons, Brennan (19) and Blair (14).