Florida A&M Athletics chooses Brittney Johnson as their new Senior Associate Athletic Director or Compliance and SWA

Brittney Johnson

Brittney Johnson, who has served in many roles in collegiate athletics over the past 14 years, joined Florida A&M Athletics on January 4, 2023, and will serve as the senior associate athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator (SWA).

Before joining Florida A&M, Johnson served as the associate athletic director for student-athlete development and academic success at South Alabama for most of 2022. She joined South Alabama Athletics after spending nearly a decade at Prairie View A&M University, where she served in many roles. Johnson was responsible for ensuring compliance for the Panthers’ 18 Division I programs per NCAA, SWAC and PVAMU standards, while also overseeing the maintenance of the institution’s NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR), Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports, and the National Letter of Intent (NLI) program.

Johnson was elevated to associate athletic director for student-athlete support services in August 2016, garnering more responsibility in addressing annual academic reports submitted to the NCAA. During this time, she implemented numerous programs geared to the total student-athlete experience, including, but not limited to, the Panther Pride program and the Panther 3.0 Club. Under her tutelage, the Office of Athletic Compliance & Academic Services became one of the premier units in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, allowing her to serve as the conference’s Compliance Committee Chair from 2015-17.

She was named assistant athletic director for student-athlete support services the year prior. In addition to overseeing the athletic compliance area, she oversaw the athletic academic unit and student-athlete development efforts.

During this time, Johnson was instrumental in securing an additional $495,000 from the NCAA to supplement the athletic budget, which assisted in creating of the fueling station, the hiring of academic support graduate assistants, the purchase of laptops and portable Wi-Fi for student-athletes travel and the fifth-year financial aid program.

Johnson joined Prairie View A&M in April 2013 as an athletic compliance officer. She assisted compliance in the day-to-day operation of the compliance department with a primary focus on rules education efforts for faculty, staff, boosters, coaches, and student-athletes.

Before Prairie View A&M, Johnson began her career in athletic administration as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Alabama A&M University, where she worked her way up to assistant director of compliance. While at Alabama A&M, her responsibilities included initial eligibility, monitoring of playing and practice seasons, squad list management, official and unofficial visits, and she served as co-advisor to AAMU’s Student-Athlete-Advisory Committee (SAAC). She also worked closely with Alabama A&M’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to create the General Studies degree program.

Johnson is a native of Bessemer, Ala., where she was a two-sport athlete in basketball and softball at Jess Lanier High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Alabama in 2007, then her master’s degree from Alabama A&M in 2010. She is working on her doctorate from Walden University in higher education.

She is an active member of the National Association of Athletic Compliance (NAAC), where she is also a certified compliance officer, the National Association for Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, Women Leaders in College Sports (WLCS), and Minority Opportunities Athletic Administration (MOAA). She is active on the national, conference, and institutional levels, serving on numerous committees and participating in workshops and speaking engagements. She is a graduate of the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement and the prestigious Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute (2017).

Johnson is the eldest daughter of Kenneth Sr., the late Vickie Johnson, and the adoptive daughter of the late Sgt. Major James Warmley, Jr. and Johnnie Mae. She is the oldest of three siblings, with two brothers.

About CarrSports Consulting, LLC
Founded in 1997, CarrSports Consulting, LLC is recognized as a standard of excellence in executive search and management consulting services to intercollegiate athletics. CarrSports is well-respected and known for integrity, expertise and creativity. Our unique record of achievement includes the successful completion of over 130 leadership searches and 70 intensely-focused management consulting projects conducted from coast to coast, providing our clients with outstanding service and best options for meaningful solutions.

CarrSports remains dedicated to its deliberate, yet cutting-edge approach to excellence through professional objectivity, practical application and innovation. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.