Singleton Returns to Ohio State in Compliance Role
July 3, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Jason Singleton, who scored more than 1,000 points for the Buckeyes from 1996-99 in men’s basketball, will return to Columbus as associate director of compliance for education, enforcement and monitoring, Doug Archie, associate athletics director for compliance, announced Tuesday.
Archie said Singleton’s experience translates well to the needs of Ohio State’s Athletics Department.
“Jason is a great addition to the compliance team,” Archie said. “His unique background as a former Ohio State student-athlete and his time with the NCAA Enforcement staff provide him with a unique understanding of the student-athlete experience. In addition, his investigation skills will be a valuable asset to the compliance staff as we enhance our monitoring and investigation efforts. Jason will join the compliance team July 16th and we look forward to working with Jason.”
Archie said Singleton’s duties at Ohio State will center on monitoring student-athlete activities and visiting campus and community establishments to ensure compliance with NCAA rules and state laws. He also will serve as a liaison with law enforcement agencies to develop positive relationships with student-athletes and the department of athletics.
Other duties include implementing and evaluating life skills workshops, working with at-risk student-athletes and developing programming to educate and councel student-athletes to avoid potential issues and assisting with community service initiatives.
Singleton said he has excelled professionally through his Ohio State experiences and looks forward to working at his alma mater.
“Returning to The Ohio State University is like a dream come true for me,” Singleton said. “Ohio State has opened many doors and exposed me to many wonderful opportunities. I’ve been away for more than 10 years and it’s time for me to come back and give back to the university.
“Ohio State’s Athletics Department is the best in the country and it’s a great honor to be returning and working in compliance at The Ohio State University,” Singleton said. “I look forward to sharing what I have learned at the NCAA and as a former student-athlete.”
Singleton, a native of Detroit, Mich., will leave his post as assistant director of enforcement with the NCAA to return to Ohio State, where he served as a captain for the Buckeyes in 1998-99. Upon graduation, he played professionally in various leagues, including a stint in Australia.
After his professional career, Singleton returned to school and earned a master of arts degree in educational administration from Central Michigan University.
Prior to joining the NCAA Enforcement staff, Singleton worked with iHoops as an assistant director of programs working with youth basketball and many of the elite basketball players. He previously worked with the NCAA for two years as a coordinator for the NCAA First Team Program.
Before his move to Indianapolis, Jason worked as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with Comerica Bank in Detroit. He also spent three years with City Year Detroit as a Program Manager and two years as a teacher and basketball coach in the Detroit Public Schools. He and his wife, Candice, have a son, Jason Frank Singleton and a daughter, Kyndal Raquel Singleton.