T.J. Grams comes to George Mason after more than a decade at the University of Virginia, where he worked as director of academic affairs for the men’s basketball program. In that role, he monitored class progress, registration and eligibility requirements of a diverse group of student-athletes. He communicated directly with the men’s basketball coaching staff concerning student needs and progress and participated in the recruiting process by meeting with families and prospects and helping through application and admission.
Grams came to Virginia after working for the Duke athletics department for five years. From 2007 to 2010 he was an assistant director for the Blue Devils’ student-athlete academic support services. He oversaw the academic progress for the men’s lacrosse program as well as baseball, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis. He worked as an academic coordinator from 2005 to 2007.
Grams joined the Duke staff after working at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business as an academic advisor. He also was a graduate assistant academic coordinator at NC State while earning a master’s degree from the school, finishing in 2003. He is currently completing a doctorate in higher education from the University of Virginia.