• Director of Athletics | • Director of Athletics | Mark Massari
Massari succeeded Dr. Gary Cunningham, who retired after leading the department to unprecedented success in competition and the classroom for 13 years.
Massari leads a department with remarkable academic success, including an 84% student-athlete graduation success rate, second highest among U.C. campuses.
is one of only 63 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities
currently serves, as chair of the Big West Conference Championships and Marketing Committees and the NCAA
Division I-AAA All Sports Trophy Committee.
Massari had previously served as senior associate athletics director at Oregon State University.
seven years in Corvallis, the Beavers successfully completed $115 million in capital projects, played in six football bowl games and won back-to-back baseball national championships.
Massari earned a bachelor's degree in history from Sacramento State and a master's in leadership from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn.As an undergraduate at Sac State, he was a four-year scholarship football letterwinner for the Hornets.
, 42, and his
wife Kimberly, have a daughter Madeline (7), son Joseph (4) and yellow lab named Hobbs.