Mark Jones is co-chair of the Collegiate Sports Practice and concentrates on NCAA infractions and compliance matters. His clients are NCAA colleges and univeristies, coaches and student-athletes. Mark focuses his work on NCAA invesigations or instituional self reports, compliance reviews and the prepartaion of various NCAA waivers that impact a student-athlete's eligibility. Mark also advises clients concerning special projects for member institutions and conferences.

Mark is entering his 10th year at Ice Miller. He focuses on providing assistance and guidance regarding athletics infractions and compliance issues to a nationwide clientele. Drawing upon his 18 years of experience at the NCAA, where he supervised a staff of investigators, Jones is able to advise clients facing potential or confirmed NCAA violations at the Level III or IV (secondary) or Level I or II (major level). His primary services include investigation of potential violations; development of strategies; preparation of the report to the NCAA; presentation to the Committee on Infractions; and assistance with any appeals. He also assists clients with NCAA Compliance Reviews, completing self-reports of violations, submitting student-athlete reinstatement eligibility appeals, preparing legislative review subcommittee waivers and other compliance related issues. Jones also provides services to conferences and schools on special project assignements, such as strategic planning, membership studies or comprehensive reviews of an athletics departments strucutre and responsibilities.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in 1980 and his Masters of Education in 1983, both from the University of Missouri. As an undergraduate at Missouri, Jones was a three-year starter on the football team and co-captain his senior year. He then served two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Missouri before becoming a full-time position coach at Tennessee Tech University for the 1984 and 1985 seasons.

Mark Jones is not licensed to practice law in any state and does not provide legal services.
Speaking Engagements
  • NCAA Rules and Enforcement Process Presentations:
  • America East Conference
  • Athlantic Sun Conference
  • Big West Conference
  • Big 12 Conference
  • Big Sky Conference
  • Sun Belt Conference
  • GMAC Conference
  • Panelist at NAAC Convention