UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS
Ex-UH soccer player named interim compliance coordinator
SALT LAKE CITY » Amanda Paterson is the University of Hawaii's interim compliance coordinator, UH athletic director Jim Donovan said.
Bill Bryant, who held the job of assistant athletic director for compliance since November of 2005, resigned last week to accept a position as special assistant to the general counsel at Florida International University.
"We're thankful for everything he's done," Donovan said.
Paterson, a former UH soccer player, has been the No. 2 person in compliance the past two years and was a graduate assistant the previous three. She graduated from UH with a double major in speech and communications, and holds a master's in educational administration.
Her responsibilities include monitoring student-athlete eligibility and NCAA institutional control issues.
The most high-profile pending case involves petitioning the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility for Warriors defensive end Francis Maka.
"Bill kept me up to speed and I learned a lot about the day-to-day aspects of the job," Paterson said.
Bryant said Paterson is a good candidate as his permanent replacement.
"Hopefully Amanda will be the one. She'd be great," Bryant said. "She knows her stuff. I think she's qualified."