2016 Emerging Voice Award Recipient
BA 2006, Political Science | JD 2009, Valpraiso Univeristy
Assistant Director of Enforcement - Football, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, IN
As an Assistant Director within the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Enforcement Football Development Group, Tiffini Grimes is tasked with identifying current trends and cultivating information regarding issues detrimental to the game of football. Considered a subject matter expert in the sport, Grimes is additionally responsible for developing relationships and serving as a resource to collegiate and professional constituents of the game.
Prior to joining the NCAA, Grimes was employed in athletics compliance at The Pennsylvania State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked specifically with football in the areas of recruiting, amateurism, agents, and waivers of NCAA legislation. In addition to football specific responsibilities, Grimes worked with both institution's basketball programs and Olympic sports in a compliance, policy, and life skills programming capacity.
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Grimes is actively engaged in philanthropy as a board member of Uplifting Athletes and through the Bella Mente Foundation, an organization she established while a student at Valparaiso University School of Law.
Grimes received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Purdue University in 2006. She was awarded a master’s degree in Sports Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2009.