About Us

Launched in 2013, College Sports Solutions (CSS) is a leading full-service and integrated provider of collegiate athletic consulting, offering strategies and solutions to universities, intercollegiate conferences, and collegiate organizations. Founder and President Jeff Schemmel oversees all areas of operations.

Uniquely positioned in the college athletics marketplace, CSS provides a myriad of comprehensive and individual services. These include in-depth assessments and analyses of collegiate athletic departments in the areas of organization, staffing, operations, risk management, compliance, investigations and infractions, academics, fundraising, branding and marketing, priority seating, crisis and media management, student-athlete welfare and experience, and Title IX/gender equity. In addition, CSS performs coach and administrator executive searches, championship event planning and execution, and reviews of NCAA reclassification, conference affiliation, and facilities. Our services offer a unique hands-on approach to the philosophies, policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations of athletic departments within the framework of their institutions.

Our team of industry-leading consultants possess vast experience, knowledge, and strong relationships, both on campuses and within the NCAA, enabling CSS to provide all-encompassing services to our clients nationwide. Our analysis and recommendations assist institutions in their efforts to be proactive, competitive and efficient.

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Led by CSS Founder and President Jeff Schemmel, the CSS internal and external team consists of an outstanding and diverse group of industry-leading consultants. Our team presents unsurpassed campus experience, knowledge and leadership which allows us to provide all-encompassing services to our clients, with analysis and recommendations that can assist the institution in its efforts to be proactive, competitive and efficient.

Solutions And Expertise

CSS is the leading full-service and integrated provider of collegiate athletic consulting offering strategies and solutions to universities, intercollegiate conferences, and collegiate organizations. Uniquely positioned in the college athletics marketplace, CSS provides comprehensive reviews in a litany of areas, examining the philosophies, policies, procedures, and day-to-day operations of athletic departments within the framework of their institutions.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • College Athletics
  • Consulting
  • Sports
Functions

News Briefings

Recruitment Firms Land Big West Conference Commissioner Using Virtual Technology

As the coronavirus pandemic alters the way executive recruiters conduct business, collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up to place Dan Butterly as commissioner of the Big West Conference. He will start on June 1 to transition alongside Dennis Farrell, who will officially step down one month later. Mr. Farrell is retiring after

College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker Recruit Head Football Coach for Howard University

College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up once again, this time to recruit Larry Scott as the new head football coach for Howard University, a chartered historically black university in Washington, D.C. Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, led the search along with Dan Walters of Buffkin / Baker. “We are proud to welcome coach

College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker Tapped to Find Commissioner for Big West Conference

The Big West Conference has begun its search for a new commissioner to replace Dennis Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after leading the conference for 27 years. Collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are managing the search process, with Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, acting as lead consultant, with assistance from Dan

Search Firms Partner to Recruit Head Football Coach for University Northern Colorado

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have collaborated to recruit former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey as the 16th head football coach for the University Northern Colorado (UNC). The search was led by Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of College Sports Solutions, and Dan Walters, associate partner with Buffkin Baker. “We are

Press Releases

Dan Butterly Named Fifth Commissioner of Mountain West Conference

May 4, 2020 – College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin/Baker headed the new commissioner search for the Big West Conference. Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS and lead consultant, helped the search committee transition from a traditional series of face-to-face interviews into an all virtual process. “We had to be innovative, thorough, and detailed in our

Sandee Mott named TWU director of athletics

Nov. 14, 2019 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University announced today that Sandee Mott will become the university’s next athletic director effective January 2, 2020. During her 26-year career in intercollegiate athletics as a coach and administrator, Mott has held a variety of positions, primarily with NCAA Division II colleges. Additionally, she has held key leadership

Multimedia

Podcasts:
Power Players: College Sports
CSS Founder, Jeff Schemmel joins Sports Business Daily for a podcast with 63 individuals  that drive the business of college sports on a daily basis, producing revenue that supports athletic departments and an array of varsity sports.
Wanted College Coaches
CSS Founder, Jeff Schemmel joins Mike Max on WCCO – March 24th, 2020
Name, Image, & Likeness Meets Title IX
CSS Founder, Jeff Schemmel joins the Business of College Sports podcast

CSS Consultant Kristi Dosh on Outside the Lines