Jim Curry has been with the Florida State compliance office since 2011 and was named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance in 2016. Curry has spent over a decade working in college athletics and more than nine years in the compliance field. He previously served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Coastal Carolina and Maryland before coming to Florida State. Since joining the FSU staff in December of 2011 as an Assistant Athletic Director, Curry has been promoted to Associate Athletic Director and now Senior Associate AD, where he serves on the department’s senior leadership team.
Since coming to FSU, Curry has been at the forefront of the athletic department’s efforts to continually adjust and interpret new and evolving NCAA regulations relating to cost of attendance, satellite camps, social media in recruiting, student-athlete meals and much more. His innovative approaches to educating student-athletes, their families, Florida State fans and the local media have been far-reaching and varied but always focused on emphasizing the rules that govern all member institutions. On top of all his duties directing the athletic department’s compliance efforts, Curry is also responsible for administrative oversight for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams.
Curry has also been heavily involved in NCAA governance throughout his career and continues to be an instrumental voice for Florida State. He currently serves on the NCAA’s Division I Initial-Eligibility Waivers Committee. He is also a member of the ACC Student-Athlete Welfare Committee. In the past, Curry has worked with the ACC’s Compliance Workshop Planning Committee and as a member of the NAAC Forecasting Committee.
The Gardiner, Maine native is married to Marisa Button and the couple welcomed their first child, Quinn, into the world in May of 2016.