Villanova University Director of Athletics Mark Jackson announced that Malcolm Grace has been hired as Villanova’s Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/Basketball in July of 2017.
In this position, Malcolm will oversee the compliance operations for the sports of Men’s & Women’s Basketball and assist the Athletics Compliance Office in administering additional aspects of the compliance program.
He arrives at Villanova from Rutgers University where he was the Director of Compliance for two years. In this role, he managed NCAA, Big Ten Conference and University rules compliance for coaches, staff, student-athletes and stakeholders for six varsity Scarlet Knight athletic teams including women’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, gymnastics, softball and men’s track & field.
Malcolm began his career in compliance at the NCAA national office as a Post-Graduate Intern for Enforcement from June, 2014 until April, 2015. During this internship, he investigated and processed Level I, II and III infractions of NCAA bylaws at Division I, II and III institutions.
Before getting involved in college athletics, Malcolm worked for 15 years as a lawyer, congressional counsel and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. His last seven years in D.C., were as Vice-President & General Counsel at a prominent lobbyist firm.
Malcolm earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Syracuse University in May, 1994. In addition to being a Dean’s List student, Malcolm was a four year member of the men’s soccer team and served as a team captain as a senior in 1993. He went on to earn a Law Degree from Syracuse in 1997.