Jeremiah Donati was appointed Dec. 11, 2017, as TCU’s director of intercollegiate athletics. Previously the Horned Frogs’ deputy athletics director, Donati became just the eighth director of intercollegiate athletics in TCU’s history.
Donati has played a major role in the Horned Frogs’ success in athletics development and facility upgrades. The most recent project saw construction begin in June 2018 for a $100 million Amon G. Carter Stadium premium seating expansion. Completion will be in time for the 2019 season.
Shortly after his arrival at TCU in 2011, Donati was instrumental in the final stages of fundraising for the $164 million rebuild of Amon G. Carter Stadium. He then led fundraising efforts for the $72 million renovation of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium at Williams-Reilly Field upgrades, the Huffman Football Center, refurbishing of the Schollmaier Basketball Complex, and the replacement of the Jane Justin Field and improved lighting at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.
He has also overseen record levels of donor support in Frog Club annual giving and overall athletics giving. The three highest totals in overall athletics giving at TCU came in the four years before he was named the Horned Frogs’ director of intercollegiate athletics.
Donati began at TCU as a Frog Club gift officer before becoming executive director of the TCU Frog Club. In 2013, he was promoted to associate athletics director and associate vice chancellor for athletic development. He was named Deputy AD in 2016.
Prior to TCU, Donati was with Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment as general counsel and director of player representation. His extensive experience in professional and intercollegiate athletics includes fundraising positions with the University of Arizona Wildcat Club, Washington State University Cougar Athletic Fund and the Cal Poly University Mustang Club.
Donati earned a B.A. in politics and government in 2001 from the University of Puget Sound, where he was a basketball student-athlete. He received a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2005 and is a member of the California Bar Association.
Donati and his wife, Nicole, live in Fort Worth and have two daughters: Colette and Naomi.