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 Tyler Mariucci
Tyler Mariucci

Last College:
Cal Poly, 2007; San Jose State, 2010

Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts


Tyler Mariucci joined the University of Memphis in September of 2012 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Development. His duties at Memphis include the supervision and oversight of the major gift team and program to secure high-end capital and scholarship gifts, including endowments and planned giving for the advancement of Memphis Athletics. Mariucci is also the sport supervisor for men's soccer and is a liaison to the women's basketball and men's and women's golf sport improvement funds. He is a member of Director of Athletics Tom Bowen's senior staff.

Prior to joining the University of Memphis staff, Mariucci served as the Director of Major Gifts at Fresno State University for a year. He also spent a year as the Assistant Director of Major Gifts at Fresno State before being promoted to the Director position in July of 2011.

"Tyler Mariucci is one of the most impressive young fund raisers in college athletics," said Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen. "I tried to recruit him at San Jose State and feel fortunate that he has decided to join our staff at the University.

"Tyler has a work ethic that is contagious," Bowen stated. "He is dedicated to his profession and I am sure he will be an asset for the Tigers."

As the Director of the Bulldog Foundation, Mariucci was charged with the oversight of The First Team Full-Scholarship Program which promotes the donation of a full-scholarship at Fresno State. He was directly involved with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of $100,000 to $4 million donors for Fresno State's new $6 million state-of-the-art Meyers Sports Medicine Center.

Additionally, Mariucci played a major role in a $1 million gift to the College of Arts and Humanities for the preservation of an ancient American Indian language.

Prior to joining the staff at Fresno State, Mariucci served as the Director of Development at Valley Christian High School in San Jose after working as the school's Assistant Athletic Director and quarterbacks coach for the football team.

"I am extremely excited and honored to be working for a first-class athletics program at one of the top metropolitan research universities in the country," Mariucci said. "I am looking forward to building on the many successes of the past to successfully transition, compete and win championships in the BIG EAST Conference."

A graduate of Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, Mariucci received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Administration in 2007 and his master's degree in Kinesiology/Sports Management from San Jose State in 2010. His master's project and research was titled Generating Revenue in an Economic Recession.

Mariucci, the son of former NFL coach Steve Mariucci, was a scholarship student-athlete at Division 1 FCS (formerly 1-AA) Cal Poly, where he played quarterback before a career-ending injury during his freshman season. He then began working as a student-assistant coach under current Army head coach Rich Ellerson. Mariucci is a third generation collegiate student-athlete following the linage of his father (Northern Michigan) and grandfather (Michigan State). His uncle, Bob Mariucci, is the Director of Athletics at Cuesta College.

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