Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator, University of South Florida
Marquita Armstead is the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator for the University of South Florida Athletic Department. Armstead joined USF Athletics in March of 2016 as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, before being elevated to her current position in August 2017. In this role, Armstead is responsible for the oversight of academic services, admissions, athletics council, compliance, drug testing, financial aid, housing, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, student-athlete enhancement, student rights and responsibilities, and Title IX. Additionally, she is the sport supervisor for women's basketball, and the secondary sport administrator for football and men’s basketball.
Armstead came to USF from Georgia Tech where she was promoted to Director of Compliance during the summer of 2013. She joined Georgia Tech as Associate Director of Compliance in October 2012. Prior to GTAA, she was the Director of Compliance at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for six years. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of NCAA, Southern Conference and university rules compliance for the athletics department. Armstead's duties included 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 remained in compliance with NCAA regulations.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Armstead is a graduate of Mississippi State, where she earned a bachelor's degree in english in 2005. She also earned a master's of sports administration from her alma mater in 2006. In 2013, she received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Formerly Marquita Turner, she is happily married to Demetric Armstead. The couple has one son, Braylon.