April 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson on Monday announced the hiring of Marcus Wilson as senior associate athletic director for compliance. Wilson joins Maryland after spending the past five years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Indianapolis.
"Marcus is a very accomplished administrator who is committed to the overall growth and success of collegiate athletics," said Anderson. "We are excited to have Marcus lead our compliance department at the University of Maryland."
Wilson previously served as the Associate Director of Enforcement at the NCAA for the past two years (2010-11). Among Wilson's myriad of responsibilities, he oversaw the development and investigation of NCAA legislation involving the sport of college football. Wilson originally joined the NCAA in 2008 and served his first three years as an Assistant Director of Agent, Gambling and Amateurism Activities.
"I am thrilled to join the University of Maryland and contribute to its efforts to deliver an outstanding student-athlete experience," Wilson said. "The University's unwavering commitment to integrity and academic and athletic success makes this an exceptional opportunity for me. I thank Kevin Anderson for the opportunity to be a part of his leadership team, and I look forward to working alongside a committed and dedicated staff."
"We are very happy to welcome Marcus to our Terps' family," said Kelly Mehrtens, deputy athletics director/chief operating officer. "Marcus's extensive working knowledge of the NCAA rules and legislation, his diverse legal background and experience as a student-athlete will make him a tremendous addition to our athletics department."
Prior to working with the NCAA, Wilson served as an assistant district attorney for the state of North Carolina from 2006-08. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina in 2003.
Wilson also lettered three seasons with the Tar Heel football program and was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll from 2000-03. In addition, he was named the recipient of the University of North Carolina Athletics Director's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003. After graduation, Wilson earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law (2003-06).
Wilson, a native of Jackson, Miss., is engaged to be married to Kat Krtnick in September of 2013.