2008-09 Women's Rowing
Stephanie Metz
Stephanie Metz
Cl.:
Ht.:
Hometown (Last School):
Rosters: 2009-10 Women's Rowing
2008-09 Women's Rowing
Stephanie Metz enters her third year as the Director of Student-Athlete Development at Jacksonville University. She has been at JU since 2006, where she previously served as Counsel for NCAA Compliance before being named to her current position.

As the Director of Student-Athlete Development, Metz is responsible for overseeing the academic support, personal and career development and community service programs for JU's student-athletes. She has improved the overall GPA of the athletic department by creating a comprehensive academic recovery program to streamline the efficiency and effectiveness of JU’s student-athlete academic support staff. She also serves as the advisor for JU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), while coordinating the development and facilitation of JU's CHAMPS/Life Skills programming.

Metz is also in her third year as an assistant rowing coach for JU, where she works primarily with the novice women’s program. Prior to arriving at JU, she was an assistant coach at Lehigh University (2002-03) and coached the men’s rowing program at the University of Tampa (2000-01).

A native of Cavetown, Md., Metz was a rowing student-athlete for the University of Tampa (Fla.), where she earned a degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies and worked as a corporate sales assistant for the athletic department. After completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked as a box office coordinator with the Philadelphia Phillies Florida Operations center in Clearwater, Fla., and subsequently enrolled in the dual degree Sport and Facility Management program at Ohio University and Capital University Law School. While concurrently pursuing her Master of Sports Administration and law degrees, she was selected as one of two judicial summer externs for the Honorable Thomas J. Moyer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

As a member of the Florida Bar, Metz is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA Forum on Sports and Entertainment. She recently published an article entitled “Medellin v. Dretke and Medellin v. Texas: International Law Can’t Mess with Texas” in the 36th volume of the Capital University Law Review (Summer 2008). She has also written for the Migala Report, a monthly publication for sports industry professionals and assisted with research for scholarly articles on NCAA compliance issues.