Rob Heuer has served as the Assistant AD for Compliance at SMU since December 2013. He oversees the day-to-day operation of the Mustangs' Compliance Office while also serving as the sport contact for the Football and Volleyball programs. Additionally, he serves as the administrative point of contact for Equipment Operations, Facilities and Operations, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology and Video Production.
Heuer arrived at SMU from the University of Akron, where he served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and was a member of the department’s Senior Management Team from August 2010 to November 2013. In that role, Heuer was the Senior Compliance Administrator, overseeing the Compliance program for the Zips’ 19 athletics programs. Heuer implemented new department-wide technology initiatives and increased rules education programming for coaches and staff. In addition to leading the department’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) efforts, Heuer served as the sport administrator for the swimming and diving program.
Prior to Akron, Heuer served as the Rules Education Coordinator for the University of Colorado from September 2007 to August 2010. During his time in Boulder, Heuer built a comprehensive rules education program for the Buffaloes to inform all coaches, staff, student-athletes, fans and boosters of NCAA rules. In addition to his Compliance duties, Heuer was the administrator for the CU Cheerleading, Dance and Mascot programs from 2008-2010. CU’s mascot “Chip” won two UCA National Championships during his oversight.
Before joining the Buffs, Heuer was the Assistant Compliance Director at Marshall University, where he oversaw all Compliance-related issues for the Thundering Herd’s 13 Olympic Sport programs. Heuer’s time in Huntington began in May 2006 as a Compliance Graduate Assistant before assuming his full-time position in April 2007 and completing his Master’s of Science in Sport Administration at Marshall in May 2007.
A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Heuer graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska in December 2005. He worked in various roles in the athletics department as an undergraduate student, including Football Recruiting Operations and Communications. Additionally, Heuer was a member of the Nebraska Cheerleading team from August 2002-December 2005.
Active nationally, Heuer is a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance and has completed the organization’s Education Certification program. He has been a member of the organization’s Convention Committee since 2009, serving as its chair since September 2013.