Steve Waterfield joined the Athletic Department in August of 2013 as a Senior Associate Athletics Director in charge of Performance and Strategic Research.
A member of the Athletic Department’s Senior Management Team, Waterfield serves as the sports administrator for soccer, as well as both men’s and women’s tennis. He also oversees Nebraska’s athletic medicine, strength and conditions and sports nutrition departments.
Waterfield is the liaison with Nebraska’s new East Stadium Research Facility, as he is responsible for strategic research and analysis.
Waterfield joined Nebraska after two years as a senior administrator at the University of Miami. While in Coral Gables, Waterfield oversaw sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning and human resources, and served as the direct sport administrator for the football and men's basketball programs.
Prior to Miami, Waterfield spent seven years at the University of Wisconsin, serving under Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez as an Associate Athletics Director for Student Services, overseeing compliance, academic services and sports medicine, and served as sport administrator for the men's and women's soccer and men's and women's swimming & diving programs.
Waterfield came to Wisconsin after spending five years as an Assistant Director of Compliance at Ohio State University.
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.