Nicole Green was named the Tigers' Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance in January of 2007. Prior to Green's shift to the Tigers' Athletics Department, she had spent the last 3 1/2 years in the Tiger Athletic Academic Center as the Assistant Director, overseeing the initial and continuing eligibility and NCAA Certification of every student-athlete.
Prior to her time in Memphis, Green served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, overseeing the universities efforts to operate their intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with the rules and regulations of the NCAA.
Green began her career in compliance at her alma mater, Kansas State University. There, she served as the assistant coordinator for compliance beginning in 1998 before being promoted to the assistant director for compliance beginning in June of 2000. She assisted in coordinating, maintaining and improving day-to-day operations in the compliance office, while providing leadership and instruction in the areas of deficiencies. She also served as the liaison between the athletic department and the NCAA, Big XII and NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse, providing oversight to the certification of eligibility for all new and returning student-athletes.
Prior to her stint in compliance, Green also worked at Kansas State as an graduate assistant track and field coach and CHAMPS/ Life Skills program coordinator from 1996 to 1998. She also served two years as an academic counselor intern following her collegiate career in track and field from 1995 to 1996.
Outside of her professional career, Green sports a solid athletic background as well. She earned All-American honors in track and field, was the NCAA Champion in the 400m in 1995, was an 1996 Olympic trial finalist, in addition to winning a gold medal at the 1995 World Championships. Green also competed on the 1995 University Games, winning a gold medal in the 4x400, and still holds the American record in the 4x200 which was posted in 1998 at PENN Relays.
Green's performance in the classroom also gained her recognition. She earned All-Big Eight academic honors on several occasions, and went on to earn her masters degree in Education Administration-Student Personnel and Counseling in 1998 from Kansas State University.