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Working Groups Rosters

The Division I Council has developed eight working groups to address recommendations from the independent Commission on College Basketball.

The groups are focusing on the four strategic areas identified by the commission:

  • Creating realistic pathways for student-athlete success.
  • Mitigating non-scholastic basketball’s harmful influence on college basketball.
  • Establishing professional, neutral investigation and adjudication of serious infractions and holding schools and individuals accountable.
  • Adding a significant number of public members to the NCAA Board of Governors.
 

Nonscholastic basketball

The non-scholastic basketball group will discuss recommendations regarding event certification, youth basketball and recruiting.

Name Position Organization
Dan Guerrero, chair Athletics director UCLA
Kim Capriotti Faculty athletics representative Jacksonville
Jim Haney Executive director National Association of Basketball Coaches
Markus Howard Student-athlete Marquette
Noah Knight Student-athlete UMKC
Judy MacLeod Commissioner Conference USA
Phil Martelli Head coach Saint Joseph’s
Dawn Rogers Deputy athletics director, senior woman administrator Baylor
Gene Smith Athletics director Ohio St.
Jennifer Strawley Deputy athletics director, chief operating officer and senior woman administrator Miami (FL)
Mike Thomas Athletics director Cleveland St.

NCAA staff liaisons: Jon Duncan, NCAA vice president of enforcement; Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball.

NBA-related issues

The group addressing NBA-related issues will discuss the one-and-done rule and additional draft flexibility for men’s basketball student-athletes.

Name Position Organization
Val Ackerman, chair Commissioner Big East
Paul Brazeau Senior associate commissioner ACC
Jeffrey Hathaway Athletics director Hofstra
Dan Leibovitz Associate commissioner SEC
Bernard Muir Athletics director Stanford
Paul Schlickmann Athletics director Fairfield

NCAA staff liaison: Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball.

Recruiting

The recruiting working group will discuss recommendations from the National Association of Basketball Coaches regarding recruiting and coach interaction with recruits/student-athletes.

Name Position Organization
Jeffrey Hathaway, chair Athletics director Hofstra
Val Ackerman Commissioner Big East
Ross Bjork Athletics director Ole Miss
Paul Brazeau Senior associate commissioner ACC
Kim Capriotti Faculty athletics representative Jacksonville
Dan Guerrero Athletics director UCLA
Jim Haney Executive director National Association of Basketball Coaches
Markus Howard Student-athlete Marquette
Phil Martelli Head coach Saint Joseph’s
Bernard Muir Athletics director Stanford
Judy Rose Athletics director Charlotte
Bill Self Head coach Kansas
Gene Smith Athletics director Ohio St.
Mike Thomas Athletics director Cleveland St.
Kevin Vannatta Student-athlete UNC Asheville

NCAA staff liaisons: Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball; Charnele Kemper, NCAA director of academic and membership affairs.

Apparel companies

The apparel companies group will focus on financial transparency, apparel company transparency, contractual obligations and school agreements.

Name Position Organization
Grace Calhoun, chair Athletics director Penn
Joe Castiglione Athletics director Oklahoma
Blake James Athletics director Miami (FL)
Rob Mullens Athletics director Oregon
Jack Swarbrick Athletics director Notre Dame
Scott Woodward Athletics director Texas A&M

NCAA staff liaisons: JoAn Scott, NCAA managing director of men’s basketball; Chris Termini, NCAA managing director of championships.

Enforcement, Committee on Infractions, Infractions Appeals Committee

The working group will discuss recommendations regarding complex cases, core punishments and fines.

Name Position Organization
Greg Christopher, chair Athletics director Xavier
Robin Harris Executive director Ivy League
Chad Hawley Associate commissioner Big Ten
Amy Huchthausen Commissioner America East
Patti Ohlendorf Vice president for legal affairs Texas
Larry Parkinson Director Office of Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Steve Perez Faculty athletics representative Sacramento St.
Allison Rich Senior associate athletics director, senior woman administrator Princeton
Dave Roberts Special advisor to the president Southern California
Greg Sankey Commissioner SEC
John Wildhack Athletics director Syracuse

NCAA staff liaisons: Oliver Luck, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs; Donald Remy, NCAA executive vice president of law, policy and governance.

Agents and advisors

The agents and advisors working group will discuss agent certification, meaningful assessments of professional athletics opportunities for student-athletes, and the appointment of a new NCAA vice president position to develop meaningful standards in this area, among other things.

Name Position Organization
David Benedict, co-chair Athletics director UConn
Brad Hostetter, co-chair Associate commissioner ACC
Mitch Barnhart Athletics director Kentucky
Warde Manuel Athletics director Michigan
Brian Shannon Faculty athletics representative Texas Tech
Lynn Swann Athletics director Southern California
Carla Wilson Athletics director UMKC

NCAA staff liaisons: Felicia Martin, NCAA vice president of the Eligibility Center; Dave Schnase, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs.

Association-wide issues

The working group will discuss adding independent members to the Board of Governors and developing an annual certification of compliance process for Division I members.

Name Position Organization
Ronald K. Machtley, chair President Bryant
Jeff Docking, co-chair President Adrian
Glen Jones, co-chair President Henderson St.
Other members TBD    

NCAA staff liaisons: Terri Gronau, NCAA vice president of Division II; Bob Williams, NCAA senior vice president of communications.

 

Student-athlete support

This subject will be handled by the Division I Committee on Academics. To address the commission’s recommendations, the committee will discuss supporting students, including the creation of a degree-completion fund.

Name Position Organization
John J. DeGioia, chair President Georgetown
Jeri Beggs Faculty athletics representative Illinois St.
Jacqueline Blackett Senior associate athletics director, senior woman administrator Columbia
Frank Bonner President Gardner-Webb
Jerry Bovee Athletics director Weber St.
Greg Burke Athletics director Northwestern St.
Carolyn Callahan Faculty athletics representative Virginia
Manoj Chopra Faculty athletics representative UCF
Beth DeBauche Commissioner Ohio Valley
Ursula Gurney Deputy athletics director, senior woman administrator UMKC
Rhonda Hatcher Faculty athletics representative TCU
Eric Hall Faculty athletics representative Elon
Dianne Harrison President CSUN
Jennifer Heppel Commissioner Patriot League
Genese Lavalais Associate athletics director for academics, senior woman administrator Jackson St.
Karen Paisley Faculty athletics representative Utah
Joe Scogin Senior associate athletics director/assistant provost Tennessee
Nicole Sherwin Student-athlete Northern Ariz.
Lynn Thompson Athletics director Bethune-Cookman
Kurt Zorn Associate vice provost Indiana

NCAA staff liaisons: Katrice Albert, NCAA executive vice president of inclusion and human resources; Dave Schnase, NCAA vice president of academic and membership affairs.