Sports Lawyer Named Assistant AD for Compliance and NIL

Feb 9, 2024

Matthew Jakobsze, J.D., has been named Saint Louis University’s Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and NIL.  Jakobsze has more than a decade of experience in college athletics. Most recently, he served as the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at the University of Missouri Columbia since 2019, where he managed the day-to-day compliance operations and was a member of the department’s senior staff. At Mizzou, Jakobsze served as the sport administrator for women’s gymnastics and women’s soccer, overseeing a gymnastics program that wrapped up the 2022 season with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, the highest in program history. Additionally, Jakobsze was heavily involved in the world of NIL – writing the department’s NIL policy, advising on student-athlete and donor education, and consulting on the state of Missouri’s NIL legislation. Jakobsze earned a B.A. in Psychology from Dominican University (River Forest, Ill.) in 2008, where he was a men’s soccer student-athlete and team captain. In 2011, he graduated with a Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University’s College of Law.

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