|Position:||Director of Compliance|
Herczog has compliance responsibilities that relate to all university, Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA rules and regulations governing the operation of intercollegiate athletics. He supervises ongoing rules and compliance education programs for university staff, administrators, coaches and student-athletes. He is the primary resource person for all athletically related rules, regulations and interpretations. He certifies eligibility and financial aid for 750 student-athletes, and is the department liaison for all academic reporting (retention, graduation & other statistical data) to the NCAA.
A former Rally Committe chairman (1972 & 1973) and university employee for 31 years, Herczog graduated from UCLA in March 1975 with a degree in Kinesiology. After graduation he was hired by the UCLA Registrar's office and was subsequently promoted to enrollment supervisor, overseeing all aspects of on-line enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students. In 1983, the Athletic Department lured him away to be its admissions coordinator, prescreening the academic records for all prospective student-athletes, preparing special action cases for committee presentation and overseeing initial eligibility.
In 1989 he became UCLA's (and one of the nation's) first Compliance Officers. Herczog was a member of the Pacific-10 Legislative Committee for two years. Rich has spoken to a number of groups on the ins and outs of NCAA rules compliance, and was a featured speaker at the UC Davis Conference on Sports law.
Rich and his wife Michelle (Ed.D. UCLA 2003) have a daughter, Stephanie who graduated (astrophysics) from UCLA in 2004 and a son, Brian who graduated (philosophy) from UCLA in 2007.