Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey was appointed Fresno State Athletics’ next Director of Athletics on Thursday, June 21, 2018 and officially started in his position on Aug. 1, 2018.
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. In addition to CMS, Tumey held the director of athletics title at two other institutions, one at the Division I level, UC Davis (2012-15), as well as one that he oversaw transition to the Division II level from NAIA, Dominican University of California (2009-12).
While Tumey was director of athletics at UC Davis, he helped expand the profile of the university regionally and nationally, and secured funding in excess of $11 million to support student achievements. In his time at Dominican, Tumey led a $4.5 million capital campaign for DUC’s facilities in its transition to Division II, while in academia the athletics department received the Pacific West Conference’s (PWC) Academic Achievement Award for highest student-athlete grade-point average for three-straight years.
Tumey has a rich history in football, having turned a playing career at UCLA (1984-87), where he was a three-time All-Pacific-10 Conference defensive lineman, into a coaching career. He was a graduate assistant and full-time assistant coach at UCLA, working with the Bruins from 1992-98 and then moved to the NFL ranks for two years with the Denver Broncos (1999-2000).
After coaching, Tumey joined the San Francisco 49ers staff as a player personnel assistant in 2001, moved up to assistant to the player personnel director in 2003, then assumed the role of director of football administration in 2004 until departing for his first AD job in 2009. As the director of football administration he supervised all fiscal responsibilities of the 49ers’ football operations, which carried a budget of more than $35 million. He also managed administrative issues for team employees including the coaching staff, oversaw contract negotiations and dispute resolution, worked with the NFL on game scheduling, and led the team’s training camp relocation.
Tumey earned a B.A. in political science from UCLA with a concentration in business economics in 1988 and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management with a focus on entrepreneurship and strategy in 1993. Those two degrees have fueled more than two decades of coaching and administrative excellence in collegiate and professional athletics.
Tumey is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is married to Dr. Candace Gonzales Tumey and has two daughters, Cameron & Simone.