Hawley not coming to IU after all

Chad Hawley will not be Indiana’s new compliance director.

So it looks like it’s back to the drawing board for the IU athletic department in re-shaping the office that’s responsible for ensuring compliance with NCAA rules.

IU announced on June 3 that Hawley, 31, had been hired as associate athletic director for compliance services, which is an upgraded position over that held by previous compliance director Jennifer Brinegar. At the same time, IU announced that Brinegar was being moved to a new position that would report to Hawley, senior assistant athletic director for recruiting and enrollment services.

After a source told the H-T today that Hawley will not be coming to IU after all, that news was confirmed by IU athletics spokesman J.D. Campbell and by Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman. Chipman said Hawley will stay in his current position as the Big Ten Conference’s assistant director for compliance.

Hawley is on vacation this week, Chipman said, so he isn’t available for comment.

Neither Campbell nor Chipman provided any further information about why Hawley isn’t coming to IU. Campbell said he’s seeking further information from athletic department officials about what’s next in selecting a leader for its compliance department.

In IU’s June 3 news release – which came three weeks before the resignation of athletic director Rick Greenspan – Hawley said he was very excited about coming to Bloomington.

“It’s a great feeling to be joining the athletic staff at a university where a culture of compliance and a philosophy of ‘winning the right way’ is well established,'” Hawley said. “I have a lot of confidence in Rick Greenspan and the institutional leadership at IU, and look forward to working with them in the future.”

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