Judy Van Horn
Judy  Van Horn

Senior Associate AD/SWA

Judy Van Horn, Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA), has been an integral part of the athletics department senior staff since January 2011. She is sport administrator for several intercollegiate programs, including volleyball, sand volleyball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis and chairs the Sport Management Team. Van Horn handles multiple internal responsibilities including gender equity and departmental policies and serves on various University committees. In her role as SWA, Van Horn is involved in SEC decision making and has served on the Executive Committee of the NCAA’s Committee on Institutional Performance, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee and the AVCA Sand Volleyball Selection Committee.

Van Horn came to Carolina after a nine-year tenure at the University of Michigan. As Associate Director of Athletics/SWA, Van Horn oversaw the University's athletics compliance program. She was integral in addressing a major infractions case involving the football program as well as the high profile “Fab Five” men’s basketball case and served on the steering committee for the President’s Ethics in Public Life Initiative. Van Horn also served on various Big Ten committees including Legislative Review, Drug Testing Review, and Compliance and Reinstatement.

Prior to her tenure at Michigan, Van Horn spent four years in the Department of Athletics at Michigan State University and eight years at her alma mater, Central Michigan University.

Van Horn served a two-year term as President of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC). NAAC honored her with the 2010 Frank Kara Leadership Award, the premier award bestowed to a member of the compliance profession, and in 2005 the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Van Horn holds a master's degree in sport administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. She and her husband, Dave, have three adult children and five grandchildren.