John Carns is in his 16th year with the Cardinals and his fourth as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance.
He served seven years as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance after serving as UofL's Director of Compliance for four years. Carns is responsible for the development and implementation of the University's policies and procedures in accordance with NCAA, BIG EAST and University regulations. He supervises the Cardinals' men's and women's tennis programs.
Carns joined the UofL staff in August of 1998 after nearly two years assisting in the compliance office at the University of Miami (Fla.).
Prior to his roles in athletics, Carns worked in government for the City of Binghamton (N.Y.). He was a community relations assistant for the mayor's office (1986-88), an economic development assistant for two years (1988-90), the Highway Safety Program Director (1990-91) and a risk manager/paralegal of the Office of the Corporation Counsel (1991-93).
Carns earned a B.A. in Communications at State University College at Oswego (N.Y.) in 1985. He graduated with a Juris doctor from the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., in 1996, the same year he was admitted to the New York State Bar. He also earned a master's degree in sports administration at St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla., in 1997.
A native of Binghamton, N.Y., Carns and his wife Patti have two children: Luke and Payton Ann.