Watson named Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jeff Watson, who has served as Lees-McRae College's director of compliance for the past two years, has been named the assistant athletic director for compliance, announced Bobcat director of athletics Craig McPhail Tuesday.

"Jeff has helped revamp our compliance office over the past 2 years and I have been very impressed with his diligence and efforts in taking on such a task," said McPhail. "Compliance is such a concentrated effort on the recruiting and managing of athletic departments, working with coaches, admissions, and financial aid."

Watson, a graduate of Anderson University (S.C.), has also served as the assistant track & field coach in charge of throws for the past two years, garnering USTFCCCA Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors during the 2009-2010 season.

"Jeff's organizational skills, as well as his abilities to help push our department to greater heights with regards to study halls, progress reports, recruiting and retention seminars have made us a better overall athletic program," said McPhail.

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