Marquita Armstead is in her sixth year as the Director of Compliance at UTC. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA, Southern Conference and university rules compliance for the athletics department.
Armstead's duties include monitoring student-athlete eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, play-practice, rules interpretation, and conducting internal and external investigations to ensure that all UTC sports, staff, and coaches remain in compliance with NCAA regulations.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Armstead is a graduate of Mississippi State where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2005. She also earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration from her alma mater in 2006.
Prior to UTC, Armstead served as an intern in the Compliance office at Ohio University during the 2006-07 academic year. She also interned in the Mississippi State compliance office in the summer of 2006.
Formerly Marquita Turner, she and her husband, Demetric Armstead, were married in May 2007. They have one son, Braylon, born on January 13, 2010.
Updated July 2012.