Oliver Luck

Short Course Visiting Professor

J.D., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., West Virginia University

Oliver Luck is the NCAA’s first executive vice president of regulatory affairs and oversees all NCAA regulatory functions – enforcement, academic and membership affairs, and the eligibility center. He leads a team of individuals responsible for investigating potential violations involving member schools in order to uphold integrity and fair play among the NCAA membership. He is also involved in legislative interpretations, waiver requests, and academic and amateurism certification.

Luck joined the NCAA in 2014 after a four-year run as the director of athletics at West Virginia University. He led West Virginia into the Big 12 Conference and presided over the best fundraising year in school history (2012). In 2005, Luck was appointed the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo, helping the organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. He also served as the CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and as the President of NFL Europe.

The Rhodes Scholarship finalist and Cleveland native graduated Phi Beta Kappa from West Virginia in 1982, where he was a three-year starting quarterback on the football team. Luck was selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers and spent five years with the organization.

Luck earned a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating cum laude in 1987. He’s a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.