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Mark W. Massari

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Employment History


  • bachelor's degree , history
    Sacramento State
  • master , leadership
    Duquesne University
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Athletic Director Mark Massari, who has overseen the athletics department for the past six years, announced last Wednesday he would be leaving UCSB to become the deputy athletics director at Oregon State University.
Mark Massari
McCutcheon will begin March 2 and ... [cached]
McCutcheon will begin March 2 and takes over after Mark Massari left the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics position in July after six years at the helm.
When Massari left UCSB, he earned around $200,000 annually.
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BIDDING ADIEU: After six years as UCSB's athletics director, Mark Massari (above left) is heading north to start his new job as deputy director of athletics at Oregon State. Before departing, Massari presented longtime fan
BIDDING ADIEU: After six years as UCSB's athletics director, Mark Massari (above left) is heading north to start his new job as deputy director of athletics at Oregon State. Before departing, Massari presented longtime fan "Mr. Gaucho" Phil Womble with a letterman's jacket.
Despite that reality, it was with considerable reluctance that Mark Massari decided to make the leap to the richer side of the gap. The director of Gaucho athletics for the past six years, Massari has departed to become the deputy director of athletics at Oregon State (OSU). He had been a rising star in OSU's athletic department when UCSB recruited him in 2008. He succeeded Cunningham, who had retired after 13 years of steady-as-she-goes administration, and he brought a new energy to the campus.
"I could tell why I was able to get the job … the things I could bring to the table from an outreach standpoint, fundraising, marketing things," Massari said, "a little bit of [he clapped his hands for emphasis] 'Let's go somewhere; let's do a couple things.'"
Oregon State's athletic budget of more than $60 million is four times that of UCSB. Furthermore, 90 percent of the Beavers' support comes from outside sources (the Pac-12, TV revenues, football play-offs, ticket sales, sponsors, and donors), while 80 percent of the Gauchos' support comes from the campus (student fees and institutional funds). "The economics are a lot different, but at the core level, where you have dedicated, driven coaches and athletes, [UCSB] can maintain a high level," Massari said. "It's never going to be a level playing field. The facilities are better at certain schools. You have to choose the sports where you want to be bold, rather than invest across-the-board."
Massari highlighted Gaucho men's soccer, which has led the nation in attendance for seven years; he brought the 2010 College Cup to UCSB.
In replacing another legendary coach, Kathy Gregory of women's volleyball, Massari found Nicole Lantagne Welch, who led the Gauchos to a conference championship in her first year.
"One of the things I'm most proud about is how certain groups of alums feel about the place," Massari said. "Some of it is financial, but a lot of it is emotional support."
French, who was on the search committee that brought Massari to UCSB, said the outgoing athletic director "did a good job at what we thought he'd do - marketing, promotions, videos.
Massari was less successful at nurturing camaraderie within the athletic department, which French attributed to "his inexperience in managing people hands-on."
Cunningham agreed to hold down the fort while a new search committee, chaired by former vice chancellor Gene Lucas, starts assessing candidates to replace Massari.
Massari did things differently, but he recognized Cunningham's legacy. "This place has the morals of Gary in it," Massari said.
"We are so appreciative of this ... [cached]
"We are so appreciative of this commitment from Tropicana Student Living and their part in the success of our programs and student-athletes," said Mark Massari, Director of UCSB Athletics.
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