The Compliance Office
Ed Hayward came to FAU in March of 1996 with the daunting task of establishing a strong compliance office while preparing and guiding the University through the NCAA Self-Study.
He accomplished task one and has proved invaluable as both a certification officer and as an ear for coaches, players and administrators especially in problem resolution.
Hayward was rewarded in the winter of 1999 with a promotion to Associate AD at which time he assumed the responsibility of overseeing several sports. He has been a constant through the administrative changes.
Hayward came to FAU after serving as Florida International University's Compliance Retention and Academic Support Athletic Coordinator from January 1992 to February 1996.
While at FIU, Ed was directly responsible for the academic support of 240 student-athletes, evaluation of incoming transcripts, intervention and retention group for at-risk students, the academic study hall program as well as interpretation of NCAA bylaws and rules.
Hayward, who received his masters of science in sports administration in December of 1991 from St. Thomas University, came to Florida from Tennessee Technological University where he served as Admissions Counselor from the University's Office of Admissions from 1988 to 1990.
While at Tennessee Tech, he was responsible for gathering academic profiles of recently admitted students, the presentations to prospective students and their parents, community college and high school visits, and evaluation of transcripts.
Hayward, who received his B.A. with an emphasis in journalism in 1988 from Tennessee Technological University, became involved with the support and advisement of Foot Fraternity Inc (football) while working at Tech and continued his community support upon becoming a resident of Miami. He was a four-year letterman for the Golden eagles ('83-'85, '87) and in he program's extended history Hayward is one of seven to rush for 1,000 yards (1,021 '85).
He has been a road race coordinator for the Miami Runners Club and has served on the board of directors. Hayward also volunteers for Boys Town of Florida, Miami division, and was a football coach for the North Miami Parks' Recreation Department.
Hayward resides in Miami with his wife Lisa and three children Christian, Myles and Virginia.
Sheila Martin was named Florida Atlantic University Athletics' new Director of Compliance in September 2012
Prior to coming to FAU, Martin was the Athletic Compliance Coordinator at Florida A&M University for over seven years. She assisted with the day-to-day compliance operations for 18 Division I sports. She also served as the school's Football Operations Manager and as an accountant in the Athletic Business Office.
While at FAMU, Martin was also the Women's Head Bowling Coach for four seasons. Her teams were nationally ranked two years, and in 2009-10, won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division. The Lady Rattlers ere twice runner-up in the conference as well.
Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Office Administration from FAMU's College of Education, and her Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration from Keiser University. A native of Flint, Michigan.
Sheila currently resides in Boca Raton with her two children - Son Amonte' and Daughter JoZae'