On Oct. 28, Matt Jakobsze, the former Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, was named the Associate Athletics Director of Compliance at Eastern Michigan University.
“I am honored to have been selected for this important position, and I want to thank Heather Lyke for this tremendous opportunity,” Jakobsze said on emueagles.com. “I look forward to working with President Martin, and the Eastern Michigan University administration, coaches, student-athletes and community to uphold the integrity of the University.”
Jakobsze has been at the Nebraska-Omaha Athletic Department since February of 2012.
His day-to-day duties included managing all aspects the Athletic Department’s compliance program, and serving as the primary liaison for coaches, student-athletes, boosters and the university community.
In this role, Jakobsze also acted as the primary administrator for all educational outreach efforts, coordinated the department’s financial aid program and oversaw recruiting and playing seasons.
In addition, Jakobsze oversaw the eligibility processing of student-athletes and coordinated interactions between coaches, current and prospective student-athletes, the Summit League and the NCAA.
Jakobsze also supervised the athletic compliance office internship programs.
As the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance for Nebraska-Omaha’s Athletic Department, which is transitioning to Division I, Jakobsze oversaw the second year of the University’s NCAA Division I Reclassification process.
Jakobsze also served on the Athletic Director’s Executive Staff, assisted in drafting the National College Hockey Conference’s Bylaws, responded to multiple compliance reviews, and coordinated a Title IX review.
Jakobsze joined the Omaha Athletic Department after serving as the Compliance Coordinator at Eastern’s fellow Mid-American Conference member, Northern Illinois University.
While at NIU, Jakobsze served as the primary liaison for monitoring daily operations for eligibility, recruiting, personnel and education.
In addition, he supported the Assistant Athletics Director of Compliance and Student Services in monitoring the daily operations of financial aid, legislation and playing seasons, and assisted student-athletes’ personal growth through the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
Prior to serving as the Compliance Coordinator at NIU, Jakobsze started the Huskie Athletic Compliance Office’s externship program while attending Northern Illinois University’s College of Law.
While at Dominican, Jakobsze captained the men’s soccer team, and led the Stars to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and the Sweet 16 in 2007.
In addition to serving on the Communications Committee of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC), Jakobsze is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.
Credit to emueagles.com
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