Todd Wyant has been Director of the Student-Athlete Enhancement Center since October 2009. He brings over 17 years of experience in the athletics-support services field to Middle Tennessee State University. Todd works directly with the football program while also supporting all aspects of the MTSU comprehensive academic and the B.R.A.S.S. life skills programs. Most recently he held the position of Assistant Director at Stony Brook University. He also spent two years working with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association where he was responsible for the management of the organization's interaction and communication with its elite team athletes. Prior to the USSA, Todd spent six years at Syracuse University as the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services where he was responsible for the student-athlete development program that provided academic assistance, career and graduate school exploration and community service and personal development for more than 500 student-athletes. Prior to joining the staff at Syracuse, he was a member of the academic support staffs at Kansas State University and the University of Wyoming. He is a 1988 graduate of Montana State University - Billings, receiving a B.S. in Psychology. He also earned a M.S. in Leadership and Human Development from Wyoming in 1994.
Wynnifred Counts is beginning her twenty-fourth year with the Student-Athlete Enhancement Center currently serving as Associate Director. Prior to joining the center staff Counts taught school in the Bedford County School System. She earned both her B.S. and M.ED from Middle Tennessee. She initiated the tutorial program and the life skills program and has taught the Life Skills Freshmen Seminar course for nineteen years. Wynnifred is the academic counselor for men's and women's basketball, baseball, and coordinates the tutor /mentor program as well as the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
Cassie Watson has been a member of the SAEC staff since January 2012. She works directly with the varsity student-athletes on the football team and is responsible for coordinating the tutor/mentor program and academic advising. Prior to MTSU, she coached soccer at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) and worked in the capacity of a Learning Services Coordinator as well. She is a graduate of Kent State earning a B.A. in Communication Studies and earned a M.A. in Higher Education – Educational Administration from UMKC.
Athletic Academic Counselor
Debbie Carroll has been an Athletic Academic Counselor with the SAEC from January 2005 to present. She has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a B.S. in Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to joining the staff in the SAEC, she was an Academic Advisor with MTSU's Academic Support Center. In addition to her duties for the SAEC, Ms. Carroll is an adjunct faculty member for University Seminar and the Freshman Summer Institute Academy. Debbie is the academic counselor for volleyball, soccer, men's and women's track, and men's and women's golf.
Athletic Academic Counselor
Cindy joined the SAEC staff in February 2014. She worked as the Secretary for the MFA in Recording Arts and Technologies from October 2012 until transferring to the SAEC. Prior to coming to MTSU, Cindy was a Program Coordinator at Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia, Michigan, where she administered the College’s special populations grant for over ten years. Cindy also earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Office Administration at Schoolcraft College.