Virginia Tech Department of Athletics



Any individual may request a rule interpretation. This would include athletics department staff members, student-athletes, university employees, representatives of Virginia Tech's athletic interests (boosters), etc.

Interpretation requests may occur verbally or in writing, via e-mail, phone call, or in-person. Written requests are strongly recommended whenever complicated situations are involved, in order to minimize the chance for potential misunderstandings of the question or answer.

To Whom the Rules Interpretation Request should be made:
All requests for NCAA rules interpretations should be handled through the Virginia Tech Compliance Office. Primary contacts for interpretations are the Assistant AD for Compliance (Tim Parker) and the Director of Compliance (Heather Lafon). Secondary contacts are Assistant Director of Compliance (Vickie Sarfo-Kantanka and Bridget Brugger McSorley).

If the situation requires an immediate response and none of these staff members are available on campus, please use the phone numbers provided below. Coaches are reminded that Virginia Tech Athletics Department policy does not permit coaching staff members to contact either the NCAA Office or the ACC Office directly to request a rules interpretation.

The Virginia Tech Compliance Office works diligently to maintain a written record of all requested interpretations. This record consists of the following:

  • Name of the person making the request.
  • Date that the request was made.
  • Summary of the nature of the request.
  • Summary of the response.


Compliance Office Emergency Contact Information

Name Office Phone E-mail Cell Phone
Tim Parker, Assistant A.D. for Compliance 231-2937 540-998-5947
Heather LaFon, Director of Athletics Compliance 231-0644 540-641-3541
Vickie Sarfo-Kantanka, Assistant Director of Compliance 231-8645 540-392-0573
Bridget Brugger McSorley, Assistant Director of Compliance 231-4776