Deron Norwood joins Fayetteville State Atheltics as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance after serving as an Academic Counselor at the university for two years. He brings a wealth of knowledge in many facets of athletic administration; which will ensure that the athletic department will stay abreast of the NCAA compliance rules, regulations, and policies.
Norwood is a native of Lenoir, NC and a 2004 graduate of Methodist University. He initially joined the staff at Fayetteville State in 2007 as a physical education lecturer. During the 2008 season, Norwood served in athletics as the head men's and women's cross country coach and the strength and conditioning coordinator of the women's basketball program.
He later transitioned to the University of Phoenix as a military enrollment counselor from 2010-12. While with the University of Phoenix, Norwood led orientations and informational sessions on academic regulations. He also advised over 100 students on a weekly basis on academic plans and study pathways.
Norwood oversees aspects of NCAA and CIAA compliance at Fayetteville State as well as providing management of daily functions within the department. As a member of the senior management team, he assists in all aspects of administration and governance of the department's 10 sports program.
"I'm really excited for this opportunity to advance my career within collegiate athletics here at Fayetteville State," said Norwood. "My goals and objectives are in line with the university and the athletic department; which is continuing to grow our sports programs to elite status in Division II."
Norwood obtained a M.A. in Sport Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in December of 2006. He brings a great deal of discipline after having served 21 years in the United States Army before retiring.
He serves as a contributing member of the National Association for Athletic Compliance and the CIAA Compliance Association. Norwood is also an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He enjoys golfing in his spare time and resides in Raeford, NC.