NU Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst has hired Steve Waterfield as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Performance and Strategic Research, the university announced Tuesday.
“I am extremely pleased that Steve will be joining our Senior Management Team at the University of Nebraska,” Eichorst said in a press release. “He is a very talented, experienced and respected administrator who brings a great deal to the table.”
Effective Aug. 5, Waterfield will help direct the soccer and men’s and women’s tennis programs, as well as manage oversight of athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition and athletic training. Waterfield will also serve as a liaison to the East Stadium research facility and will oversee student-athlete drug testing and health insurance programs.
He will report directly to Eichorst.
Waterfield previously served as a senior administrator at the University of Miami, Eichorst’s former employer. Waterfield has also spent time in the Big Ten at the University of Wisconsin (under A.D. Barry Alvarez) and Ohio State University.