ACS Athletics Announces Partnership with The Compliance Group

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ACS Athletics is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Compliance Group, a leading provider of compliance services to NCAA institutions. ACS Athletics has contracted with TCG to provide a variety of compliance and educational related services to ACS’s rapidly growing customer base.

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"This partnership is a sign of our commitment to not only implement the most advanced compliance and student-athlete management technologies, but also provide the best compliance education services available,” Rayan Rutledge, ACS Vice President.

ACS Athletics and The Compliance Group announce a new partnership to further assist collegiate athletics departments reduce risks through software automation tools, compliance education, and strategic planning. This initiative reinforces ACS Athletics vision for providing clients with personalized, customer-centric services to meet each athletics department’s unique needs. “We are pleased to announce this new relationship with TCG to provide compliance education and consultative support to our customers,” said Phillip Engle, CEO of ACS Athletics. “Over the last decade, Chuck Smrt and the TCG team have excelled at helping athletics departments in their efforts to remain in compliance with NCAA legislation. We look forward to working with TCG to support our customer’s similar efforts to ensure NCAA compliance, including through the use of the InControl™ product suite.”

“This partnership is a sign of our commitment to help customers not only implement the most advanced compliance and student-athlete management technologies, but also provide access to the best compliance education and consulting services available,” said Rayan Rutledge, Vice-President of Business Development, ACS Athletics. “Our clients rely on us to improve their internal processes and provide proactive compliance solutions to reduce risk. We want to do more to help our customers protect their reputations and keep up with the changing NCAA compliance landscape. Collaborating with TCG will allow us to provide compliance education on industry trends and ensure customers get maximum benefit out of our InControl™ system.”

The foundation of the partnership is based on empowering ACS customers to optimize athletics compliance operations by utilizing TCG’s extensive knowledge of NCAA compliance systems and ACS’s industry leading InControl product suite. ACS customers will have the ability to leverage TCG’s consultative services to develop a personalized ACS road map that drives performance through increased software utilization.

To learn more about this new consultative partnership, please contact ACS Athletics at info(at)acsathletics(dot)com or The Compliance Group at csmrt(at)tcgathletics(dot)com.

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 The Compliance Group (
The Compliance Group (TCG) provides an array of quality and cost effective compliance services to intercollegiate athletics departments and conference offices. These include compliance reviews, major infractions case processing, waivers, academic services reviews, strategic planning, and much more. Founded in 1999, TCG has assisted numerous NCAA Division I, II, and III institutions and conferences. TCG personnel have extensive on-campus, conference, and NCAA national office experience in various capacities, including a former NCAA major infractions case coordinator, university general counsel, and director of compliance.

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