UC Davis Today: Aggies welcome new athletics director
Aggies welcome new athletics director
The campus community turned out on Tuesday, July 10, to welcome UC Davis’ new athletics director, Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey.
Coaches, alumni and other supporters, student-athletes — and future student-athletes — all got to meet the man who has been chosen to lead the campus forward in NCAA Division 1.
A seasoned administrator who has served since 2009 as athletics director at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Tumey played football for the UCLA Bruins, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1988 and a master’s degree in business administration from UCLA in 1993.
He also served in the San Francisco 49ers’ front office from 2001 to 2009, rising from personnel assistant to director of football operations.
Tumey, who inherits an athletics program with 23 intercollegiate sports, more than 600 student-athletes and a $23 million annual budget, said he was committed to Aggie excellence in the classroom as well as on the field.
In 2011-12, five Aggie squads — women's cross country, gymnastics and track and field, and men's and women's golf — captured conference titles. UC Davis also placed second in the Big West Conference’s Commissioner Cup standings, its best-ever finish.
A full member of the Big West Conference, UC Davis joins the Big Sky Conference this fall as a football-only member.
Photos for the slideshow were taken by Karin Higgins and Gregory Urquiaga of University Communications.