Drew Howard was named as the Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness at Florida Southern College on March 25, 2019. Howard joined the Florida Southern College athletic department in 2013 as the assistant athletic director for NCAA compliance and was promoted to associate athletic director for internal operations in 2015. Howard was promoted a second time in 2018 to the title of senior associate athletic director. He served as the interim director of athletics for two months prior to his permanent appointment.
During his time at Florida Southern, Howard has overseen all NCAA compliance operations, athletic communications, and served as the administrator to 10 Moccasin athletic teams.
He has developed new internal operations to streamline the compliance process for coaches and student-athletes. In addition, Howard has overseen an athletic communications office that has developed into one of the leaders in NCAA Division II in the areas of live video and digital media.
He currently serves as the chair of the Division II Men's Lacrosse National Committee, and is a past member of the Division II Men's Soccer Midwest Region Committee, the NAAC Division II Reasonable Standards Committee, and the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Compliance Committee.
An expert in NCAA Compliance, Howard was the first-ever NCAA Compliance Coordinator at Cedarville University, where he helped the Yellow Jackets transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II by creating and implementing Cedarville's NCAA Compliance program.
- Chair - NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse National Committee
- Past Member - NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Midwest Region Committee
- Past Member - National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC) NCAA Division II Resonable Standards Commitee
- Past Member - Great Midwest Athletic Conference Compliance Committee
A 2007 graduate of Western Kentucky, Howard also holds a master's in sports administration from WKU. He and his wife, Kristin, are the parents of triplets, Cal, Ramsey, and Zac.