Justin Ruffin is in his fourth year with U of L as Assistant Athletic Director for Academics. He is responsible for overseeing academics for the Cardinal football team and supervises the academic staff housed in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Football Complex.
After serving five years in various capacities, most recently as assistant director for student-athlete services, Ruffin came to the University of Louisville from James Madison University. He is a former student-athlete, earning All-Conference recognition as a defensive back for the football team and lettering three years on the baseball team.
In 2002, Ruffin graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Integrated Science and Technology and he earned his Master of Arts in Athletic Administration two years later 2004.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Ruffin is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, National Association Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and Black Coaches and Administrators.
Ruffin and his wife Erika have three sons, Justin, Jayson, and Joshua