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Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad

Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP For NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad

Oliver Luck is an incredibly interesting person.  He truly understands the importance of an intense focus on continuous improvement.  I really appreciate Oliver’s willingness to discuss some controversial topics as well as his ability to compromise for the betterment of student athletes today.  We are extremely fortunate to have Oliver share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show.

Oliver Luck works for the NCAA as the Executive Vice President for regulatory affairs, in charge of the organization’s regulatory functions. Prior to that, he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University, his alma mater. Earlier in his life, Oliver spent five seasons in the NFL as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers.

He is the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.  Andrew was the 1st overall draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Episode 081: Oliver Luck – EVP for NCAA: Paying College Athletes & Being Andrew Luck’s Dad

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The Learning Leader Show

“Great leaders have intellectual curiosity mixed with some stubbornness.”

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of people who have sustained success?
  • What are your thoughts on kids “playing up” a level in sports?
  • Why did Mark Emmert hire you for this NCAA role?
  • Don’t you believe a player (such as your son) should be compensated for all of his jersey sales?
  • What needs to happen for a player to be paid for his/her likeness?
  • What was your parenting philosophy?  How were you able to raise such successful kids?
  • What types of feelings are created by you watching Andrew play in the NFL?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The importance in being a little bit stubborn
  • “Playing Up” and the power of playing against great competition
  • Why it’s bad for your children to focus on one sport
  • Going to law school in the off-season
  • Being friends with Archie Manning
  • His process for securing fantastic jobs after his NFL career was over
  • Why raising his family in Europe was beneficial
  • The importance of taking a complicated message and making it clear

“Have a vision for where you want people to go.”

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This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Oliver Luck is a leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio

Oliver Luck works for the NCAA as the Executive Vice President for regulatory affairs, in charge of the organization’s regulatory functions. Prior to that, he was Director of Intercollegiate Athletes at West Virginia University, his alma mater. Earlier in his life, Oliver spent five seasons in the NFL as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers.

He is the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.  Andrew was the 1st overall draft choice in the 2012 NFL Draft.

 

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