Gene Smith Honored with Compliance Award

May 31, 2013 at 11:45a    by Kyle Rowland    
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Mr. Compliance

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has been honored with the 2013 NAAC Organizational Leadership Award. The National Association for Athletics Compliance will recognize Smith at their annual convention on June 12 in Orlando, Fla.

The Organizational Leadership Award is designed to honor organizational leaders who have demonstrated outstanding commitments to promoting compliance within their organizations and on a national level.

Smith has been an outspoken advocate on compliance throughout his tenure at Ohio State. Ironically, the football program was mired under a cloud of controversy for a year due to NCAA improprieties, which led to the dismissal of former football coach Jim Tressel. But Ohio State has since gone above and beyond in the area of compliance. 

Smith is held in high regard by his peers and was honored as the Sport Business Journal Athletic Director of the Year in 2010. The award was based on excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports.

Also the vice president at Ohio State, Smith is considered one of the most powerful people in intercollegiate athletics.


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ODEEZ330's picture

That's ironic

O'Deez330
stark county football

OSUs12-OH's picture

My exact thoughts when I read the buck shot title;-) Up Vs for you Bro

"I want a hungry team. I want a team that can't wait to get out there. I want an angry team! You're the Ohio State Buckeyes. You're an angry football team. You're a hungry football team and I'm proud to be your coach." UFM

jeremytwoface's picture

Wonder how long it will take Mark May to get ahold of this....
 
Oh, and did you know that MARK MAY WEARS WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR?

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

tennbuckeye19's picture

Here's a pic of the award Gene Smith received.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Still not as cool as a Routey.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

Earle's picture

Also known as the "Much Too Late Reactionary Award".

OSUStu's picture

We're back on top baby!!!

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Denny's picture

A thing about Gene Smith following things about Gordon Gee I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, OFFSEASON

Taquitos.

OSUStu's picture

I just hope Gene Smith doesn't fire Gordon Gee.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

tennbuckeye19's picture

Another item from the Gene Smith Compliance Award goodie bag:

OSUStu's picture

no, no man, shit no, I reckon you'd get your ass kicked saying something like that

I really glad I don't work in a place that would give away such a mug.  *rolls eyes

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Ohio State Ombre's picture

im still in awe that gene smith is not only our AD, but VP as well.

jeremytwoface's picture

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

El. Oh. El. -Rest of post only available on the Longhorn Network-

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

BoFuquel's picture

It's about time,now when dose my man Eugenius get that big fat raise.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

WC Buckeye's picture

A least it's something that can be thrown out at all of the haters and trolls - SEC, B1G, and anyone else - who want to call us cheaters. At least someone out there recognizes that our AD is doing everything he can to keep things above board <tongue in cheek> <or maybe not>
I remember reading a few years back that we SELF REPORT more violations (all orders of magnitude) than all of the other B1G schools combined. Anyone else remember this or have any updates?

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Idaho Helga's picture

Speaking of the stupid rules....
Yesterday I heard on the radio that some school self reported to the NCAA that they violated a rule because they bought bagels with cream cheese (which is a "meal") instead of plain bagels (which is a "snack") for the volleyball team. 
Who the hell makes up this stuff?  Are they hiring or is the village idiot already working there?

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

It's not always how many mistakes you make, but rather, how you respond to your mistakes.  It looks like Geno and the department have upped the ante on compliance since everything happened. 

Class of 2010.

Hovenaut's picture

Is he bringing Mark Emmert to introduce him?

'Cause, ya know, that'd seem about right.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

Aesculus.'s picture

Kind of like Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

11/8/2014 @Michigan State aka Payback

New alum's picture

In related news, E. Gordon Gee was honored for his tireless efforts to promote religious tolerance and understanding.