Chad Jackson was named Baylor’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance in June of 2011 having served administratively the previous 12 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jackson serves on the senior management staff within the Baylor Athletics Department both in his role as the senior compliance administrator and as sport administrator of the baseball program. Jackson has served on numerous national and conference committees. Presently, he chairs the Big 12 Bylaw 1.3.3 Committee and serves on the Big 12 Autonomy Issues Group.
In his compliance role, Jackson manages the overall NCAA compliance program ensuring the Bears meet all Baylor, Big12 Conference and NCAA legislation. Development and management of effective monitoring systems and educating the stakeholders of Baylor Athletics are key tenets of the compliance program. Moreover, the compliance office upholds a critical emphasis to serve the welfare of more than 500 student-athletes across 19 sport programs.
Prior to arriving at Baylor, Jackson began work at UAB in 1999 as a marketing assistant in the Blazers initial year of competition for all sports in Conference USA. Over the course of his 12 year tenure, Jackson rose from a marketing assistant to Associate Athletics Director and member of the athletics department five person senior management staff. Along this path, he served several areas with oversight in marketing, promotions, team travel, apparel contracts, event management and compliance. Additionally, he served as the sport administrator for the men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis programs. Jackson also represented UAB on the Alabama Athlete Agent’s Commission and subcommittee.
Prior to joining the Blazers, Jackson worked for two minor league baseball teams. He worked for the Cleveland Indians, Single A Affiliate the Columbus RedStixx of Columbus, GA. Working in several areas in the front office; he managed game day operations and helped coordinate the marketing plan for the organization. He has also served as an official scorer for the Birmingham Barons, Double A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.
A native of Opelika, AL and graduate of Auburn University, he married the former Michele Kennedy of Opelika in January 2006.