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Michael Gilleran

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Gilleran is the Director of Athletics at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. He previously served is the Executive Director of the Santa Clara University Institute for Sports Law and Ethics. Prior to that, Mike served as the commissioner of the West Coast Conference, and has spent over 30 years in the industry of intercollegiate athletics. Mike was a member of the NCAA Enforcement Department from 1976 to 1984, joined the WCC in 1984, and retired in June 2008 after more than 24 years as commissioner. Mike attended Seattle University on a basketball scholarship and graduated from SU with a B.A. in Journalism in 1971. Mike graduated from law School (Seattle University) in 1975, passed the Washington State Bar Exam, and spent a season playing professional basketball in France prior to joining the NCAA. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of intercollegiate athletics administration and teaches the Sports Law class at the San Francisco Campus.


J.D., Seattle University