|Position:||Executive Associate A.D.|
|Other Position:||Performance & Strategic Research|
|Alma Mater:||Kenyon College & Ohio State|
Steve Waterfield joined the Nebraska Athletics Department in August of 2013 as a Senior Associate Athletics Director in charge of Performance and Strategic Research.
A member of the Athletics Department's Senior Management Team, Waterfield assists Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst with the administration of the football program. He also oversees athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, Lewis Training Table, the Nebraska Athletics Performance Laboratory (NAPL) and strategic research and sports analytics.
Waterfield is the athletics department liaison to the institution's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), located in the East Stadium Research Facility.
Waterfield joined Nebraska after two years as a senior administrator at Miami. While in Coral Gables, Waterfield oversaw sports medicine, strategic operations, facilities and maintenance, capital projects and construction, along with the men's and women's basketball programs. Halfway through his tenure, Waterfield's responsibilities changed slightly. He added strength and conditioning and human resources in place of facilities and maintenance and capital projects and construction. He also became football's direct sports administrator, in place of women's basketball.
Prior to Miami, Waterfield spent seven years at Wisconsin, serving under Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez as an Associate Athletics Director for Student Services. Waterfield oversaw compliance, academic services and sports medicine, while also serving as sport administrator for the men's and women's soccer and men's and women's swimming and diving programs.
Waterfield went to Wisconsin after spending five years as an Assistant Director of Compliance at Ohio State.
Waterfield holds a law degree, a master's in business administration and a master's in sports management from Ohio State and a bachelor's degree in political science from Kenyon College. He is a member of the Ohio bar and U.S. Federal District Court and worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General's office.
Steve and his wife, Jaime, have two sons, Davis and Austin.