spry team tuesday x todd hairston

Meet the team behind Spry’s compliance solution. Each week we share stories from the team at Spry highlighting their journey to joining the team, the work they do, and some quirky fun along the way.

Todd Hairston

Position on the Team: Director of Compliance

Hometown: Walnut Cove, NC

Joined the Team: January 2021

Tell us a little bit about your background and what you did prior to joining Spry:

I worked in college athletics as a senior compliance officer and sport administrator.

In your own words, what do you do at Spry:

I provide compliance interpretations and advice in support of Spry’s business and technological initiatives. Additionally I contribute content for our marketing and educational efforts.

What has been your favorite moment while being a Spry team member?

I would have to say my favorite moment was when I first came on board. Joining the Spry team during one of the most exciting times in the history of college sports has been a tremendous thrill!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Watching and playing sports with my kids.

What is your favorite college sport to watch?


Did you play a sport in college? If so, tell us about your experience as a student athlete:

I was not a student-athlete

What is your biggest hope that NIL unlocks for student athletes?

My hope is that student-athletes will be able to take full advantage of their ingenuity and creative ideas that were limited under the more restrictive amateurism rules.

If you could give one piece of advice to student athletes, what would it be?

The college years are four of the best years of your life. Make sure you experience as much of it outside of your sport as you can.

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Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.