|Title:||Assistant Commissioner for Compliance|
Matthew Boyer enters his third year at The Summti League. He was promoted to Assistant Commissioner for Compliance in July 2012 after serving as the league's Assistant Director of Compliance & Administration since 2010.
Within his new role, he will oversee all aspects of the League’s compliance program while continuing to oversee the development of League schedules in team sports and serving as the League’s primary administrator for the sports of swimming and diving and baseball. In addition, Boyer will also continue to serve as the League’s contact for the National Letter of Intent program, provide rules education and interpretations to member institutions, and conduct compliance reviews for member institutions.
Boyer comes to The Summit League from Valparaiso University where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the School of Law in May 2010. While at Valpo, Boyer was a member of the Valparaiso University Sports Law Clinic, which legally represents athletes on a pro-bono basis. He also played a part in multiple anti-doping arbitration proceedings against the United States Anti-Doping Agency, as well as advising an NCAA student-athlete through a scholarship dispute.
Boyer served as intern in the Valparaiso University athletics' compliance office where his general duties included providing rule interpretations to coaches and administrators, collecting and monitoring contact and CARA logs, as well as creating a new institutional policy relating to professional agents. During the same period, Boyer also assisted the Illinois State University compliance office in constructing the institution's first ever electronic compliance manual, which will be used as a guide for Illinois State coaches and administrators.
Prior to Valparaiso, Boyer held several sports internship positions including serving as a General Manager/Intern for the Orlando Shockers baseball team in the Florida Collegiate Summer League and as a marketing a promotions intern at the Cleveland Indians Spring Training camp in Winter Haven, Florida. He is also currently a member of the Sports Lawyers Association.
Boyer earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration and Sport Management degree from Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla., in 2006, where he was a pitcher on the baseball team. He is originally from New Holland, Ill., and currently resides in downtown Chicago.