Jeff Whitehead is the assistant athletics director for compliance services at the University of South Carolina. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office of compliance services, as well as providing legislative interpretations to coaches and staff. He currently serves as the compliance liaison for football, baseball, and women’s basketball.
Prior to being named the assistant athletics director in February 2017, Whitehead served as associate director for compliance services at South Carolina since July 2015, and previously as assistant director up his arrival in Columbia in April 2014. During that 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 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, Ala. 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 a graduate assistant in the athletics compliance office at the University of Central Florida while earning his master’s in 2011. A native of Orlando, Fla., Whitehead earned his bachelor’s at the University of Florida in 2006. Whitehead and his wife, Claudia, currently reside in Columbia.