The ACS Athletics team is excited to announce Stanford University has selected ACS Athletics as its technology provider to manage the student-athlete LifecycleTM. 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. 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.
“Stanford University is very excited to begin using the ACS Athletics recruiting tools,” says Jim Harbaugh, Head Football Coach. “We trust our program and reputation to a company who has been in the industry for nearly ten years and has proven track history of working with other top-tier football programs and athletics departments.”
“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.”
With ACS InControlTM, Stanford 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. InControlTM 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.
“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 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.”
ACS Athletics is the only company that provides all of these services in one integrated platform, allowing coaches, administrators and student-athletes to be more successful. For more information, please contact ACS Athletics at (800) 343-6220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.