Matt Tanney, Director of
Compliance at the University of Oklahoma, has been hired as Associate Athletics
Director for Leatherneck Athletics. Tanney will officially begin on July 9, 2012.
will supervise all facets involving Leatherneck student-athletes, including:
compliance, academic services, financial aid, strength and conditioning, and
athletic training along with facility management and sport administration. The
Bloomington, Illinois native joins Western after working in the compliance
office at Oklahoma since May 2011.
managed all facets of institutional recruiting procedures, served as compliance
administrator at events, worked with the Big 12 Conference and NCAA offices on
compliance items, and created compliance education materials for staff members.
to working for the Sooners, Tanney worked two years at the University of Dayton
in the same capacity. He managed the daily operations of the 17-sport Football
Championship Subdivision compliance department, supervised an internship
program, worked as a sport administrator at home athletic events, assisted in
the NCAA First Four games in the men's basketball tournament, compliance
education for staff members, and worked with the Atlantic 10 Conference and
worked for a year and a half as a Law Clerk at the National Federation of State
High School Associations in Indianapolis, then for a year at The Ohio State
University as a Compliance Coordinator prior to joining the staff at Dayton. He
began his collegiate athletics career volunteering in the compliance office at
fellow-league member IUPUI while working on his law degree from Indiana
University. Tanney was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society at
IU and received his Juris Doctor in May 2008.
May 2005, Tanney graduated with honors from Wabash College with a bachelor's
degree in English and received the Bingham Law Award that spring. He played
basketball for a year and two years in football for the Little Giants. Matt and
his wife Julia have two daughters, Lillian and Katelyn.