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    Carol Ford
    Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance

    Carol Ford is in her 25th year working at UMass and her 20th year in the Compliance Department of the University. This will be her sixth year as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Her duties include ensuring that UMass stays in compliance with all NCAA, Atlantic 10, ECAC, CAA, and Hockey East regulations. Her primary responsibilities are the day-to-day duties needed for the school to comply with NCAA rules.

    Prior to her time as compliance coordinator, Ford spent four seasons as head coach of the Minutewoman volleyball team. She led UMass to an overall record of 46-75 from 1987-1990, with her teams advancing to the Atlantic 10 Tournament in both 1987 and 1988. Ford's best season came in 1987, when UMass posted an overall record of 21-9 and finished third in the Atlantic 10. During that time, she also served as the Program Head for the tennis team.

    Before joining UMass, Ford spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the men's and women's volleyball teams at Springfield College from 1985-1986. Ford was also the head women's volleyball and softball coach at the University of New Hampshire from 1981-1985, and spent one season as an assistant volleyball coach at both Northeastern (1981) and Penn State (1980).

    Ford graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. She went on to earn her master's in education from Springfield College in 1987, and currently resides in South Deerfield.

    Last Updated on May 29, 2012