June 30, 2003
Liz Muir, former coordinator of membership services at the NCAA from 1998-2000, has been named assistant athletic director for rules education at the University of Notre Dame.
In that role, Muir will be responsible for the coordination and education of NCAA and BIG EAST Conference compliance rules as they pertain to athletic department staff, coaches, student-athletes and the University community. She’ll also serve as a liaison to alumni groups and members of the Notre Dame and public communities at-large in broadening understanding of NCAA regulations.
Muir replaces Chris Reynolds, who recently resigned to accept a position as associate athletic director at Indiana University, his alma mater.
Muir spent the last three years as the director of equipment operations for Notre Dame athletics. She joined the Notre Dame athletic department staff in the summer of 2000 after serving at the NCAA National Office since 1996.
Muir had oversight for a staff of three full-time equipment managers and handled the procurement, maintenance, storage and distribution of all athletic equipment for Irish varsity sports. In addition, she directed Notre Dame’s undergraduate student managerial program.
As coordinator of membership services at the NCAA, Muir assisted institutions and peer-review teams involved in the NCAA certification process and oversaw the selection of peer reviewers for institutions’ evaluation visits for athletic certification. She also served as the primary liaison to the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification and its executive, peer-selection and peer development subcommittees. Muir also was the case manager for the certification committee and assisted with the interpretation of NCAA rules and regulations for member institution.
Prior to her appointment as coordinator of NCAA Membership Services in January of 1998, she began as a membership services representative in August of 1996.
The Arlington Heights, Ill., native is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she received her bachelor’s degree in speech communications. Muir played volleyball for the Tar Heels from 1987-91, where she earned all-ACC honors and all-South Region honors her freshman, junior and senior seasons. Muir also served as team captain her junior and senior seasons.
Following graduation, Muir served as an assistant volleyball coach at Auburn University during the 1991-92 school year. From there she moved to a similar position at the University of Iowa, serving as an assistant there for two years (1992-94). Muir was the primary recruiting coordinator while an assistant coach at the University of Kansas from 1994-96.
In 2002, Muir was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Women’s Volleyball team as one of the top players in conference history.
Born Nov. 6, 1969, she and her husband Bernard, senior associate athletic director for student welfare and development at Notre Dame, are parents of a daughter, Libby.
Muir’s movement into the compliance area means expanded roles in the equipment area for Kathy Speybroeck and Henry Scroope.
Speybroeck will serve as head varsity sport equipment manager, overseeing equipment for all sports other than football. Scroope will continue as the head football equipment manager with expanded duties in other areas.