Tyler Ray Mariucci M.A., joined The University of Memphis staff in September 2012, as the Assistant Athletics Director for Development.
His duties include the supervision and oversight of the major gift team and program to secure high-end capital and scholarship gifts, including endowments and planned giving for the advancement of Memphis Athletics. Tyler is also the sport supervisor for Men’s Soccer and liaison to the Women’s Basketball and Men’s/Women’s Golf sport improvement funds. He is a member of Directors of Athletics Tom Bowen’s senior staff.
Prior to working at The University of Memphis, Tyler served as the Director of Major Gifts at Fresno State University for the past year. Mariucci also spent a year as the Assistant Director of Major Gifts at Fresno State before being promoted to the Director position in July of 2011.
“Tyler Mariucci is one of the most impressive young fund raisers in college athletics,” said Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen. “I tried to recruit him at San Jose State and feel fortunate that he has decided to join our staff at the University.”
“Tyler has a work ethic that is contagious,” Bowen stated. “He is dedicated to his profession and I am sure he will be an asset for the Tigers.”
As the Director of Major Gifts for the Bulldog Foundation, Mariucci was charged with the oversight of The First Team Full-Scholarship Program which promotes the donation of a full-scholarship at Fresno State. He was directly involved with the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of $100,000 to $4 million donors for Fresno State’s new $6 million state-of-the-art Meyers Family Sports Medicine Center and $1.2 million Bulldog Stadium Field Turf capital campaigns.
Additionally, Mariucci played a major role in a $1 million gift to the College of Arts and Humanities for the preservation of an ancient American Indian language.
Prior to joining the staff at Fresno State and directly out of college, Mariucci served as the Director of Development at Valley Christian High School in San Jose after working as the school’s Assistant Athletic Director and quarterbacks coach for the football team.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be working for a first-class athletic program at one of the top metropolitan research Universities in the country. I am looking forward to building on the many successes of the past to successfully transition, compete and win championships in the Big East Conference.”
A graduate of Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, Mariucci received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Administration in 2007 and his master’s degree in Kinesiology/Sports Management from San Jose State in 2010. His master’s project and research was titled Generating Revenue in an Economic Recession.
Mariucci, the son of former NFL head coach Steve Mariucci, was a scholarship student-athlete at Div. 1 FCS (formerly Div. 1-AA) Cal Poly, where he played quarterback before a career-ending injury during his freshman season. He then began working as a student-assistant coach under current Army head coach Rich Ellerson. Tyler Mariucci is a third generation collegiate student-athlete following the linage of his father (Northern Michigan) and grandfather (Michigan State). His uncle, Bob Mariucci, is the Director of Athletics at Cuesta College.