Sports Lawyer Promoted to Senior Associate AD for Compliance at K-State

Sports Lawyer Promoted to Senior Associate AD for Compliance at K-State

Daren Koudele, an eight-year member of the Kansas State University Compliance office, has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance.  Koudele, who previously served as an Associate AD for Compliance and was the second in command of the office, will now oversee the entire compliance operation for K-State.

In addition to leading the compliance staff, Koudele’s new role will also see him develop procedures to ensure institutional control; develop and monitor compliance systems pertaining to recruitment, admission, eligibility, financial aid and housing; oversee and monitor all recruiting activities performed by coaches; ensure compliance with NCAA and Big 12 Conference rules; and establish and oversee procedures for administration of the National Letter of Intent, among other duties.

A former attorney, Koudele came to K-State in 2012 from Northern Iowa where he served as Director of Compliance for two years. He began his athletics administration career as a graduate assistant at Wichita State in 2006 before serving three years as the Associate Athletic Director/Compliance Coordinator at Newman, assisting the Jets in their transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Prior to entering athletic administration, Koudele practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the firm of Levicoff, Silko, & Deemer, P.C.

Koudele earned his juris doctorate from West Virginia in 2004 where he also served as a member of the Law Review.