Aaron Hernandez is the Associate Director of Football with the enforcement staff at the NCAA. His main development responsibilities are geographically focused in the state of Texas, where he seeks to develop professional relationships with high school coaches, college coaches, and sports administrators through educational and outreach efforts. Aaron is the liaison to the Big 12 Conference, American Athletic Conference, Under Armour, and the College Football Playoff for all football-related matters. Aside from his development responsibilities, Aaron conducts investigations of institutions that may have violated NCAA rules and focuses on matters that involve Division I college football.
Aaron has previously served in compliance and legal roles with: Marquette University Athletics, the National Sports Law Institute, NASCAR, and Gray & Associates, LLP. Aaron graduated with his Juris Doctor in May of 2013 from Marquette University Law School, receiving a certificate in Sports Law from the National Sports Law Institute, and is an admitted attorney to the State Bar of Wisconsin. Aaron was named the 2019 Marquette Sports Law Alumnus of the Year and is published in four separate law journals for works focused on legal issues in sports.
A native of El Paso, TX, Aaron received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Finance from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in 2010.