Stanford University Athletics Upgrades Recruiting and Operations with ACS Athletics Software

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Stanford University Athletics has selected ACS Athletics as its technology provider to manage the student-athlete lifecycle. With ACS technology tools, Stanford coaches and staff will track student-athlete information beginning in the earliest stages of the recruiting process, through their participation in a Cardinal uniform and even beyond once alumni status is reached.

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“Stanford University is excited to begin using the ACS Athletics recruiting tools,” says Jim Harbaugh, Head Football Coach. “We trust our reputation to a company with a proven history of working with top-tier football programs and athletics departments."

ACS Athletics ( announces Stanford University Athletics will adopt the ACS Athletics InControl software suite. With ACS InControl, Stanford University Athletics has taken a holistic approach to solving much of the day-to-day challenges associated with recruiting, compliance monitoring, roster management, student-athlete forms, playing and practice season hourly logs, complimentary admissions, and much, much more. In taking a department-wide approach, Stanford coaches and staff will realize benefits on a much broader scale, eliminating many of the paper-driven processes and condensing prospect and student-athlete information into one integrated system. Further, Stanford has now empowered its coaches with the most robust recruiting tools on the market. During these challenging economic times, institutions are making value-based decisions and finding an economical, yet innovative, solution with ACS Athletics. InControl allows coaches to manage all recruiting information and implement impressive branding campaigns. Coaches now have the ability to gauge interest level using email tracking features. Finally, as recruiting activities are entered into the system, an automatic “log” is created that eliminates the need for coaches to submit paper logs or spreadsheets. The built-in rules engine then analyzes each activity to ensure compliance with NCAA rules and reduce compliance-associated risk.

“We’ve watched ACS Athletics expand and grow over the years as a proven, experienced technology provider. When our university decided to adopt a department-wide system, ACS was the clear choice for Stanford,” says Beth Goode, Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA. “ACS Athletics InControl™ product suite offers our department a comprehensive, integrated solution that will help our administration, coaches and student-athletes operate more efficiently, while improving our communication and compliance monitoring capabilities.”

“We’re excited about many of the features of the ACS system, especially the native iPhone mobile recruiting and compliance application for coaches,” says Megan Boone, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Services. “The proactive phone call monitoring and alert capabilities, combined with branded emailing and easy logging of contacts and evaluations will be a hit for our coaches. The ‘know before you dial’ feature alerts coaches when they can’t make a call, even before they even try to dial.”

“ACS Athletics is extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with Stanford University Department of Athletics,” says Phillip Engle, CEO at ACS Athletics. “ACS Athletics understands that an innovative program like Stanford, which has won 99 NCAA national team championships, demands the best software tools for their coaches and staff. We are honored to service them to help further their mission to support student-athletes.”

About ACS Athletics (

Headquartered in Austin, TX, ACS Athletics is premier software solutions provider specifically focused on assisting collegiate athletics departments with recruiting, compliance monitoring, and operational needs. For the past 10 years, the leading collegiate athletics departments in the country have adopted the ACS Athletics InControl operational software suite as a department-wide solution to become more efficient, reduce risk, manage student-athlete information, and attract the top recruits. For more information, please visit ACS Athletics at or by phone at (800) 343-6220.

About Stanford University Athletics (

Stanford University is a member of the Pacific 10 Conference and provides participation opportunities for over 800 student-athletes in 35 sports. Stanford has also won the NACDA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, the coveted annual award that honors institutions maintaining a successful broad-based athletics program in men’s and women’s sports, 16 straight years.


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