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Oliver Luck gets a new job with NCAA

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West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck, father of Colts quarterback Andrew, has accepted a new position with the NCAA. (Photo Courtesy of West Virginia University)

INDIANAPOLIS – Another member of the Luck family will have a prominent job in the NCAA.

On Wednesday the organization announced that Oliver Luck, the father of Colts’ quarterback Andrew, will fill the organization’s new position of executive vice president for regulatory affairs.

Luck was the athletic director at West Virginia before accepting this new job.

“I am very pleased to have Oliver joining our team in the national office,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert in a release. “He brings to us wide ranging, hands-on experience from across athletic, academic, and business worlds. Most important, his commitment to the success and well-being of our student-athletes is unquestionable. He has demonstrated that commitment on the ground and throughout his life.  I’m anxious for him to get started with us.”

When he takes over the position early next year Luck will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the NCAA’s regulatory functions. According to the NCAA, his goal will be to improve efficiency and relations with member universities.

“This is a time of fundamental change in intercollegiate athletics that will set the foundation for the years ahead,” said Luck in a statement released by the NCAA. “The challenges both internal and external to the NCAA present a unique opportunity to help shape the landscape for hundreds of thousands of young men and women.  It is an honor to join President Emmert, the NCAA staff, and our member institutions in this journey.

“I look forward to partnering with campus executives, administrators, coaches and student-athletes, to enhance the intercollegiate athletics experience.”