Eric Baumgartner was named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance in December 2022.
Prior to joining the ETSU staff, Baumgartner served as the associate athletics director for compliance for the University of Virginia from October 2011 through March 2022. While serving at Virginia, he developed, administered and monitored compliance systems for the institution's 27 intercollegiate programs, coaches, staff, student-athletes and VAF members. In 2017, he oversaw the addition of and took on the role of the sport administrator for men’s and women’s squash programs.
Baumgartner served as the assistant athletics director for compliance at Georgia from October of 2005 to 2010 before being promoted to associate athletics director. While serving at Georgia he developed, administered and monitored compliance systems for the institution’s 21 intercollegiate athletics programs. He was responsible for rules education programs for coaches, administrators, student-athletes, alumni and other university personnel.
Prior to working at Georgia, Baumgartner was an assistant director of membership services at the NCAA. His duties included helping schools interpret NCAA legislation, conducting on-campus compliance reviews and serving as the lead for NCAA athletic certification publications.
Baumgartner was the assistant athletic director for compliance at Clemson from June 2000 through August 2003. He developed, administered and monitored Clemson’s compliance systems to maintain institutional control for the school’s athletics program. He also served as the assistant athletic director for compliance at Jacksonville University from August of 1997 until June 2000.
Baumgartner earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Georgia State in 1997. He earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in exercise science in 1995.
Baumgartner, a native of Blacksburg, Va., is married to Angela and has three children, MacKenzie, Evan and Benjamin.