Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate has named Daniel Feig as its new Athletic Director, effective June 18, 2018. Chancellor Brendan Kelly will formally introduce Feig to the community during a press conference to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, in the university’s G.B. Hodge Center.
“Following a national search, I am pleased to announce that Daniel Feig will be joining USC Upstate as our Director of Athletics and Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics,” said Kelly. “I am ecstatic that we are able to add someone with Daniel’s extensive legal experience, positive energy and professionalism to our executive team.”
Feig comes to USC Upstate from Southern Miss, where he served as Executive Associate Athletic Director, assisting with the day-to-day management and administration of all aspects of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Among his broad responsibilities, Feig directly supervised several administrative units within the department, including the athletic compliance office, athletic academic services, the athletic training office, the strength and conditioning program, the drug testing program, and the graduate assistantship program. As a former practicing attorney, Feig also served as the Athletic Department’s contract administrator and liaison to the University’s General Counsel.
“I am honored, humbled and extremely thankful for the opportunity to lead USC Upstate Athletics,” said Feig. “After thoroughly researching this opportunity and completing the interview process, I am convinced the University is on a path to future growth and success behind the visionary leadership of Dr. Kelly and his staff. Likewise, the athletic department is poised for unprecedented success as a new member of the Big South Conference, and I look forward to being a member of the team.”
Feig joined Southern Miss in the fall of 2013 following two years as Director of Compliance at the University of Alabama. In his role with the Crimson Tide, Feig was responsible for designing, coordinating and administering the rules education program to all coaches and constituent groups, and he was heavily involved in the provision of rules interpretations to all sports. In addition, he was the primary compliance contact for all Alabama football academic eligibility issues, as well as the primary contact for all men’s basketball compliance issues. Prior to working at Alabama, Feig served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Arkansas State University.
Before beginning his career in collegiate athletics, Feig worked as an attorney for Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A. and Carr, Allison, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Feig’s practice consisted primarily of civil litigation defense.
Feig is a 2000 Bachelor of Arts graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, where he was a member of the Men’s Soccer team that earned Final Four spots in three of his playing years. He also earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003.
Feig will reside in Spartanburg with his wife, Claudine, and their three young sons, Noah, David and Mark.