David Rasmussen
Director of Track & Field/CC Operations


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, with an emphasis in Journalism, from BYU, 2007
  • Juris Doctorate from Penn State University, 2010

Prior to BYU

  • Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at San Jose State University (2018-2020)
  • Director of Compliance at Penn State University (2017-18)
  • Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (2018)
  • Director of Compliance at BYU (2014-17)
  • Adjunct Professor at BYU (2015-17)
  • Athletic Eligibility and Reporting Manager at BYU (2011-14)
  • Athletics Compliance Coordinator at the University of Utah (2010-11)
  • Academic and Membership Affairs intern at the NCAA National Office (2010)
  • Compliance Graduate Assistant at Penn State University (2008-10)


South Jordan, UT

Originally from South Jordan, Utah, David Rasmussen graduated Magna Cum Laude from BYU in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communications, emphasizing in print journalism. In 2010, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Penn State Law.

As the BYU track and field/cross country director of operations, Rasmussen oversees recruiting, meet management, team travel, scholarships and roster management, team functions and a variety of other day-to-day responsibilities for the men’s and women’s programs.

Prior to returning to BYU as director of operations, Rasmussen worked directly with BYU track and field/cross country for three years (2014-17) as the program’s director of compliance. He supervised NCAA rules and regulations for all student-athletes, coaches and staff members.

Rasmussen comes to BYU from San Jose State where he was the senior associate athletic director for compliance (2018-2020). He oversaw all compliance operations at SJSU while serving on the senior staff. He ensured department and university compliance with all California State University, NCAA and Mountain West Conference rules and regulations. His role also included monitoring and coordinating recruitment efforts for new student-athletes.

Prior to his time at SJSU, Rasmussen worked as a director of compliance at Penn State University (2017-18). He revised the department’s academic evaluation process, utilizing new evaluation mechanisms and monitoring procedures, resulting in the successful recruitment of highly-talented students. On the side, Rasmussen also taught Mass Communications Law at Penn State for one year as an adjunct instructor (2018).

Rasmussen spent a combined six years working in BYU’s compliance and registrar’s offices. As a director of compliance (2014-17), he managed daily operations and oversaw compliance for 10 Division I teams. During this time, Rasmussen also taught Media Ethics, Law & Responsibility as an adjunct instructor for the BYU School of Communications (2015-17). As an athletic eligibility coordinator (2011-14), Rasmussen was charged with monitoring and certifying the academic and continuing eligibility of all of BYU’s NCAA student-athletes for the university registrar’s office.

Rasmussen’s previous work experience also includes one year as an athletics compliance coordinator at the University of Utah (2010-11), two years as an athletics compliance graduate assistant at Penn State University (2008-10) and an internship with the NCAA national office’s academic and membership affairs division (2010).

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