Senior Associate Athletics Director for Culture, Diversity and Engagement
Angie Torain is in her fourth year as a member of the athletics administration at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Culture, Diversity and Engagement. In her role, she is primarily responsible for the oversight, planning, monitoring and managing of the athletics departments NCAA and conference compliance program. Newly assigned, Torain also is responsible for the departments diversity and inclusion efforts. She also serves as the sport administrator for the women’s lacrosse team.
From 2018 through 2020, Torain served as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Legal and Risk Management where she handled compliance, complex contracts and analyzed and monitored the athletics departments risk.
Torain joined Notre Dame in January 2017 as Associate Athletics Director, Human Resources, Legal and Risk Management. In this role, she lead the human resources functions for the department and served as the campus liaison to human resources.
Torain came to Notre Dame after serving as Deputy Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator at the University of the Incarnate Word in September 2015. In that role, she served as the primary advisor to the Director of Athletics, supervised the department’s NCAA reclassification to Division I and acted as the department’s Title IX representative. Torain also assisted with the management of the department’s budget and contracts, served as human resources liaison and acted as sport administrator for six programs.
Prior to her time at Incarnate Word, Torain was the Associate Commissioner for Administrative Services at the Summit League, where she led the league’s strategic planning initiatives and was liaison for the NCAA Certification Program for member schools. She also worked with the League’s academic reviews, compliance reviews, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and contracts.
Torain also previously served as Associate Athletic Director and SWA at IUPUI, where she assisted with the development and management of the athletic budget, reviewed department contracts and acted as liaison for human resources, student housing and financial aid, and new athletic construction. As a sport administrator, she managed the athletics scholarship budget for all teams and oversaw game management, in addition to overseeing administration of eight programs.
She has previously served in two stints with the NCAA, first as Assistant Director of Enforcement/Secondary Violations (1999-2002) and then as Assistant Director of Championships (2006-07). From 2002-06, Torain was the Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services, Championship Administrator and SWA for the Mid-Continent Conference (now the Summit League).
Torain began her collegiate athletics career as the Director of Compliance at the Horizon League (then known as the Midwestern Collegiate Conference). She has served on numerous NCAA committees, most recently, NCAA Prop, and graduated from the NCAA Pathway Program in 2016. She has been a member of NACWAA (Women Leaders) since 1998 and was a 2001 NACWAA/HERS graduate. Torain graduated from the Sport Management Institute (SMI) in January 2019 and has participated on several Lead1 committees.
Torain serves as an adjunct professor at Notre Dame where she teaches Sports Law at the Notre Dame Law School and previously served as an adjunct professor of sports law at Northern Illinois University.
Torain received her law degree from the Maurer School of Law – Indiana University in 1997 and a Bachelors of Art in sociology from DePauw University where she was a basketball and track and field student-athlete.
Among her many interests, she recently joined the Board for Girls on the Run Michiana. Torain and her husband Kyle have three daughters (Kaylyn, Amari and Addison) and currently reside in Granger, Indiana.