Matt Ball
Matt Ball

Position:
Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance

Alma Mater:
Central Missouri State University, 2001


After serving as a director of compliance with the University of Oklahoma athletics department since 2007, Ball joined the Ole Miss Rebel family in April 2011 and oversees all aspects of the athletics compliance office.

While at Oklahoma, Ball was responsible for the management of many areas within the compliance office and served as a primary contact for NCAA and Big 12 rule interpretations for coaches, administrators, staff, student-athletes and boosters.

Ball began his compliance career during a practicum with the University of Tennessee women's athletics department in 2003. He was an intern at Lamar University during the fall of 2003 before being named a compliance coordinator at Baylor University in the spring of 2004. After less than two years, he was promoted to a director of compliance at Baylor, a position he served until his move to Oklahoma in May 2007.

A 2001 graduate of Central Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in secondary education (business), Ball also holds a master's degree in sport management from the University of Tennessee.

He and his wife, Erin, have three boys: Braden, Camden and Cason.

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  • Volleyball Keeps NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Volleyball

    The goal from day one for head coach Steven McRoberts was to lead Ole Miss to its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and its first since 2010.  Entering the team's final two matches, McRoberts said he felt as though they were... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 12

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Football

    The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 12 - Arkansas (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

  • Wommack, Rebels Prep for Prescott

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - Football

    Battling injury, junior quarterback Dak Prescott came off the bench and helped rally Mississippi State to a come-from-behind 17-10 win in last year's Egg Bowl. He led a drive that ended with the game-tying field goal at 10-10 and then... read more

  • Rebels Not Lacking Motivation in Rivalry Matchup

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Football

    Head coach Hugh Freeze called the Egg Bowl the most prized possession of this university's football program, and getting the Egg Bowl back should be enough motivation for his team entering Saturday's game against Mississippi State.  An Independence, Mississippi, native,... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 17-23, 2014)

    Monday, November 24, 2014 -

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 17-23, 2014Men's Basketball- Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with wins over Southern University and Northern Arizona as part of the Emerald Coast Classic, improving to 3-1 on the season.- Ole Miss... read more

  • Golson Named Finalist for Conerly Trophy

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - Football

    Senior cornerback Senquez Golson, one of five finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Award, which honors the national defensive player of the year, will represent Ole Miss as one of 10 finalists for the C Spire Conerly Trophy, which honors the... read more

  • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 23

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 - Athletics

    It's that busy time of the year with the Ole Miss football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball teams all in action. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was in Ole Miss sports:- A slow start (17-0... read more

  • Rebels Unable to Overcome Slow Start

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas jumped out to a 17-0 in the first quarter and took advantage of six Ole Miss turnovers on the way to a 30-0 shutout win Saturday in Fayetteville."I was concerned all week, for whatever reason, that... read more

  • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Arkansas

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Football

    Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more

  • Rebels Ahead of Schedule in Year Three

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Football

    It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 10-16, 2014)

    Monday, November 17, 2014 - Athletics

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more

  • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Nov. 16

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Athletics

    The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more

  • Getting Healthy, Staying Sharp on the Bye Week

    Friday, November 14, 2014 - Football

    No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited.  But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 11

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Football

    The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 11 - Presbyterian (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Nov. 3-9, 2014)

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - Athletics

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more