An experienced collegiate athletics administrator with more than a decade of work on her resume, United States Sports Academy alumna Dr. Monique Carroll was recently hired to lead the athletic programs at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.
Carroll earned her Master of Sports Science degree in sports management from the Academy in 2012 before earning her doctoral degree in sports management from Northcentral University.
A native of New Boston, Texas, Carroll previously served as Deputy Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Senior Woman Administrator at South Carolina State University. In that role, she served as the sport administrator for 10 sports. In addition to serving as a sport administrator, Carroll oversaw various units including, business operations, compliance, academics, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, ticketing, sports information, and game day operations.
Carroll also worked for nine years at Prairie View A&M University, where she most recently worked as associate athletic director for external operations. While there, she oversaw all functions of Prairie View athletics, including fundraising, game operations, ticket operations, and sponsorships and advertising.
She previously served as Director of Athletic Compliance, monitoring and ensuring compliance for the Panthers’ 18 Division I programs with Prairie View A&M, Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and the NCAA rules and regulations. Carroll also oversaw the compliance department’s Assistant Software and athletic certification of student-athletes in addition to rules education for faculty, staff, boosters, coaches, and student-athletes.
Prior to her arrival at Prairie View A&M University, Carroll served as the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services/Compliance Assistant for the SWAC. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and serving as a liaison for all campus SAAC committees. She was also responsible for assisting in daily compliance duties at the SWAC office, including overseeing the National Letter of Intent program.
Prior to accepting the position as the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services/ Compliance Assistant, Carroll served as the SWAC Championships/Compliance Intern. As an intern, Carroll was involved in the day-to-day planning of championships and on-site operations. She also assisted the Assistant Commissioner for Compliance in monitoring and educating the SWAC membership on all SWAC and NCAA rules and regulations.
Carroll got her start in intercollegiate athletics as a compliance volunteer at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB). Carroll was a three-sport athlete as she was a member of the UAPB volleyball, track and field, and bowling teams. Carroll also attended Langston University (LU) where she was a member of the track and field team. During her time at LU, she set four school records in the indoor high jump, outdoor high jump, outdoor triple jump, and women’s heptathlon.
Carroll’s recognitions and organizational memberships include NCAA Division I National SAAC Representative for the SWAC, NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, NCAA Effective Facilitation workshop, Women Leaders in College Sports, NAAC, and BWSF, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.