Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey was introduced as Fresno State’s new director of athletics at a press conference Monday, June 25, at the Save Mart Center.
Tumey’s appointment was announced June 21 by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro on Twitter.
“I am thrilled to welcome Terry Tumey to Fresno State,” Castro said. “Terry is energetic, thoughtful and highly respected by his colleagues across the nation. His unique background as a successful football player at UCLA, professional record of distinction working for the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos and as athletic director of three different collegiate programs make him the ideal person to lead Fresno State’s Athletics Department. With Terry’s strong leadership, I am confident that our Bulldog athletic program will boldly rise to new heights of success.”
Tumey most recently served as the director of athletics at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, a unified Division III athletics program in Southern California. The schools that make up the singular athletic program under his watch since 2016 are Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College and Scripps College. Tumey also previously served as director of athletics at UC Davis (2012-15) and Dominican University of California (2009-12).
“I am excited to be here and to accept the position of director of athletics here at Fresno State,” Tumey said. “I would like to thank every member who participated in the search process, the diverse leadership within the Fresno State community, the search chair, Debbie Astone, our talented coaches, our vital academic partners, our vested and committed community leaders, and last but not least, our dedicated student body. Your keen insights and thoughtful conversations [are] what makes Fresno State attractive, and your belief in what we can accomplish here was definitely the deciding factor as our family has made a commitment to Fresno State.”
For the full story, quotes and insights from those who know Tumey, such as former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, visit gobulldogs.com.