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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  • Freeze, Rebels Focused on Auburn Showdown

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Football

    Not only will Saturday's matchup between No. 4 Auburn and No. 7 Ole Miss feature the first-ever meeting of top-10 team in Oxford, but it will feature half of the top four of the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 9

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Football

    The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 9 -LSU (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 20-26, 2014)

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - Athletics

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 20-26, 2014Football- Ole Miss took its first loss of the season with a 10-7 defeat to No. 23 LSU in Baton Rouge.- The Rebels held LSU to 10 points and created four turnovers (two... read more

  • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 26

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Athletics

    In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. I was able to travel... read more

  • Rebels Fall Short in Death Valley

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Football

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Ole Miss had its chances. The Ole Miss defense made seven points stand up for the better part of four quarters, forcing four turnovers and limiting LSU to just three points on its first three trips... read more

  • Three and Out: Ole Miss-LSU

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Football

    Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss travels to No. 23 LSU for an SEC West Showdown on Saturday. Stopping The Run Not just this year, but throughout head coach Les Miles' tenure, LSU's running game has been... read more

  • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-LSU Pregame

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - Football

    Ahead of a rivalry renewed on a national stage, complete with a visit of ESPN's "College GameDay" and the mystique of a Saturday night game in Death Valley, here's link roundup of videos and stories from local and national media... read more

  • Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Football

    Extra Emphasis on Special Teams Play Through the years, special teams play has provided a winning edge in the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry, and and you don't have to go all the way back to Billy Cannon's 1959 Halloween run. In... read more

  • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 8

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

    The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 8 - Tennessee (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

  • Freeze, Miles Talk Ole Miss-LSU Rivalry

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Football

    Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and LSU head coach Les Miles on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Baton Rouge.For the full SEC teleconference, go here.Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at 1:06:12... read more

  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Oct. 13-19)

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - Athletics

    Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 13-19, 2014Football- Ole Miss rode its dominant defense to a 34-3 homecoming win over Tennessee on Saturday to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play.- The Rebels are 7-0 for just... read more

  • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Oct. 19

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Athletics

    It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more

  • Winning Formula for Rebels is No Secret

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

    The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more

  • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Tennessee Motivational

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

    Ole Miss vs Tennessee Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

  • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Tennessee

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Football

    Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more