Jeremiah Donati was appointed December 11, 2017, as TCU’s director of intercollegiate athletics. Previously the Horned Frogs’ deputy athletics director, Donati became the eighth director of intercollegiate athletics in TCU’s history.
Under Donati, the TCU Athletics program has grown to 22 sports, the most in the Big 12 Conference, with the January 2020 announcement of the addition of women’s triathlon in Fall 2022.
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 Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, upgrades at Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium at Williams-Reilly Field, 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.
Donati 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 he oversaw fundraising in the Frog Club. Additionally, TCU reached record levels in men’s basketball attendance as well as setting new marks in ticket and licensing revenues under Donati.
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. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Davey O’Brien Foundation in Fort Worth and the National Sports Marketing Network.
Donati and his wife, Nicole, live in Fort Worth and have two daughters: Colette and Naomi.