Brian Barrio joined Pepperdine in August 2011 as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance.
He is charge of all of Pepperdine's NCAA compliance and academic support efforts and is the primary liasion between athletics, financial aid and admissions. He also serves as the department's Title IX coordinator and sport supervisor for baseball, men's volleyball and men's water polo.
Barrio came to Pepperdine from the America East Conference, where he worked since September 2008, first as the Associate Commissioner for Compliance, and then as the Associate Commissioner for Compliance/Administration and Chief-of-Staff.
In addition to being the administrator for the conference's compliance program, in which he managed interpretations of NCAA and conference legislation, education, waivers and violation reporting, Barrio also oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office, worked with the Commissioner to provide vision, structure and organization to the conference's long-term and short-term goals, served as conference administrator for women's volleyball and baseball and was the America East's representative on the NCAA Legislative Council.
Barrio earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Boston College in 1999 (he was the head manager of the Eagles' basketball team and served an internship in the Sports Information Office). He earned his juris doctorate from the University of California-Hastings College of the Law in 2005.
Barrio, a native of Old Lyme, Conn., interned at Central Connecticut State and at Ohio State before working as the Compliance Coordinator for the Ivy League from 2005-06 and the Director of Compliance at USC from 2006-08. He has worked in a media relations capacity at four different NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament sites.
He and his wife Katie have three children: Casey, Marcus and Fiona.