Fresno State hired Terry Tumey to be its new athletic director, the school announced last week.
Tumey replaces Jim Bartko, who resigned in November.
Prior to joining the Bulldogs, Tumey was an athletic director at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for a little over two years. He also served as athletic director at Dominican University of California and UC Davis.
Tumey is a former student-athlete at UCLA. He played on the Bruins football squad from 1984-1987. After his playing days, he spent time as an assistant coach with UCLA and the Denver Broncos and also was in the San Francisco 49ers’ front office.
Fresno State had an introductory press conference for Tumey on Monday.
“I am excited to be here and to accept the position of Director of Athletics here at Fresno State,” Tumey said, per the Fresno State Athletic Department. “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, 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.”