Scott has over twenty-five years of experience in all areas of NCAA infractions and compliance work. He has represented institutions, athletic directors, coaches and student-athletes in over one-hundred major and secondary infractions cases. He appears regularly before the NCAA Committee on Infractions and Infractions Appeals Committee.
Scott has guided dozens of coaches through the NCAA infractions process, including two Hall of Fame coaches and national champions, conference champions and other nationally recognized coaches. He has successfully defended many coaches against allegations of major violations, including unethical conduct allegations. Scott understands the business of college coaching.
Scott has earned a national reputation as an effective and aggressive advocate. He recognizes that jobs, careers and reputations are at stake in an NCAA infractions case.
Scott has been a trial attorney throughout his career, and he uses his extensive litigation experience when representing clients in NCAA infractions matters. He works hard to resolve cases within the NCAA infractions process, while also creating a record for successful litigation should that last resort become necessary.
Scott Tompsett is the
“Go-to counsel for coaches involved in NCAA investigations.”
The National Law Journal
- Recognized by the National Law Journal as the “go-to counsel for coaches involved in NCAA investigations.”
- Scott’s representation of Ryan and Tanesha Boatright inspired New York Times columnist and bestselling author Joe Nocera’s book, Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.
- ESPN college basketball analyst and attorney Jay Bilas: “He’s a superior advocate to have in your corner.”
- Preferred counsel for members of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development.
2013-present – Tompsett Collegiate Sports Law, Owner
1999-2013 – Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Partner
1990-1999 – Bond, Schoeneck & King LLP, Associate
1990 State University of New York at Buffalo, JD cum laude
1987 State University of New York College at Buffalo, BS magna cum laude
1991 New York
1991 Northern District of New York
2003 Western District of Missouri
Scott has over twenty-five years of experience in all areas of
NCAA infractions and compliance work.