In the wake of Chad Hawley deciding to stay at the Big Ten rather than to become the compliance director for Indiana athletics, IU has promoted Ian Rickerby into the position.
Rickerby is a former IU women’s soccer coach who later joined the compliance department. Here is the entire announcement from IU:
Ian Rickerby has been named Indiana's Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Grace Calhoun announced today as part of an internal restructuring of the department.
"I am delighted that Ian Rickerby has agreed to assume a leadership role for IU's intercollegiate athletics compliance services operation," said Calhoun. "Ian has quickly earned the respect of coaches and all others with whom he has worked as a knowledgeable and hard-working professional, committed to providing exceptional service in this important operational area for the IU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Ian's combination of coaching experience, front-line support in the compliance office including serving as the liaison to the new men's basketball staff as they successfully fulfill NCAA sanctions, and knowledge of IU will serve him well as he transitions into this leadership capacity."
Rickerby was named Director of Compliance on March 1, 2007 and was responsible for acting as the primary contact for all constituents for rules interpretations, overseeing the monitoring of rules compliance and assisting with rules education. He also works very closely on a day-to-day basis with all coaches concerning NCAA bylaws on recruiting, and playing seasons. A national search is underway to fill his vacated position.
"I am thoroughly committed to moving the IU Athletic Department Compliance Office forward as we adapt to the ever-increasing demands placed upon us and our profession," said Rickerby. " I am thrilled that the University has shown the confidence in me to continue my work with the coaching staff and administration here in Athletics as we focus on ensuring the best possible academic and athletic experiences for our student-athletes."
The move was necessitated when Chad Hawley, who had accepted a position at IU as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, decided to remain in his role as Assistant Commissioner for Compliance with the Big Ten following the resignation of Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan. Jennifer Brinegar held Rickerby's post until she accepted a new position as Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting and Enrollment Services earlier this year.
"When Chad decided to remain at the Big Ten office as the chief compliance official, I immediately consulted him to discuss staffing strategies," said Calhoun. " He felt very comfortable that we had a solid solution internally in Ian, and fully endorsed Ian's promotion into the Assistant AD for Compliance role."
Prior to becoming a member of the student development and compliance team at IU, Rickerby spent five years as an assistant women's soccer coach for the Hoosiers.
In his time as a member of the women's coaching staff, Rickerby was active in all aspects of the program, including administrative and compliance efforts as well as serving as the academic liaison for the program. Prior to joining the Hoosiers, the Manchester, England, native was no stranger to the Big Ten, as he spent one year as an assistant coach at Purdue in 2001 and was an assistant at Iowa for two years.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, Rickerby got his start in coaching as an assistant at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan in the fall of 1988. While at SHU, Rickerby also earned his masters degree in agency counseling.
After a four-year stint as the head women's soccer coach at Missouri Valley College, Rickerby teamed up with current IU head coach Mick Lyon as the first assistant at Evansville before moving on to Iowa.