Fresno State

Terry Tumey
Director of Athletics

Terry Tumey

Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey was appointed Fresno State’s Director of Athletics on June 21, 2018 and officially started in his position on Aug. 1, 2018.

In his first two years in the San Joaquin Valley, Tumey negotiated and secured a six-year partnership with Adidas, which more than doubled the department’s previous apparel partnership. Tumey has proactively worked to address the needs of student-athletes by spearheading efforts in area of comprehensive student-athlete development, including partnerships with Athlete Network, INFLCR, Jeremy Darlow and the Opendorse Ready program.

In 2020, Tumey joined the Black Athletic Director Alliance whose mission is to promote the growth, development, and elevation of Black athletics administrators at the Division I level by engaging industry decision-makers, providing exposure for these aspiring athletics professionals through purposeful mentoring, and fostering connections with those who will aid in positioning leaders in intercollegiate athletics.

Prior to his time at Fresno State, Tumey was the Director of Athletics at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, a unified Division III athletics program in Southern California. TIn 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.

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 in 2001 and served in various roles 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.

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. Tumey is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is married to Dr. Candace Gonzales Tumey and has two daughters, Cameron & Simone.