FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jon Fagg has been named senior associate athletic director for compliance and student-athlete services in the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Thursday.
Fagg will oversee all aspects of the compliance department, including department supervision of NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules compliance and education. In addition to reporting directly to the vice chancellor and director of athletics, the new position will have an informational reporting relationship on compliance issues with the University’s Office of the General Counsel.
Fagg will also supervise the student-athlete services department which advises and offers support to more than 450 Razorback student-athletes.
“Jon will be a great addition to the University of Arkansas and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics,” Long said. “He has a tremendous reputation in the compliance field and has already proven to be an excellent athletics administrator. We are entrusting him with the leadership of two vitally important areas of our program. I am confident that his expertise will enhance our department and directly benefit our student-athletes.”
Fagg joins the Razorback staff after spending the past seven years at North Carolina State University. Hired at North Carolina State on March 12, 2001, he served four and half years as an Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance before being promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Compliance in the fall of 2005.
“I am excited to be coming to the University of Arkansas and joining the Razorback program” Fagg said. “I am grateful to Jeff Long for this tremendous opportunity to be a part of a nationally-respected institution and athletics program in the premiere intercollegiate athletics conference in the nation. As athletics administrators, we have an inherent responsibility to help foster the growth of our student-athletes academically, athletically and socially. I welcome that responsibility and look forward to playing an active role in the process. My family and I are very excited to be moving to Fayetteville and joining the Razorback family.”
While with the Wolfpack, Fagg’s responsibilities included coordinating all aspects of the NCAA compliance program, including rules education for intercollegiate staff and related university personnel, and advisement, education and interpretations regarding NCAA rules and regulations.
Prior to his tenure at North Carolina State, Fagg spent three years as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Fresno State University. He also served one year as Director of Compliance for the Big South Conference.
His first athletics administrative experience came at Mars Hill College where he handled compliance duties as well as serving as an assistant coach for the football team for three seasons. His coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant football coach at Davidson College from February of 1992 to June of 1993 and as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, from January 1991 to February 1992.
Fagg and his wife Amanda have three children: Jon Madison (10) and six-year-old twins, Reed and Ellie.