Director of Athletics
Terry Wanless’ 11-year tenure as Sacramento State’s Director of Athletics has seen growth unparalleled in the school’s 22-year Division I history.
His vision of broad success in the department has come to fruition over the last seven years, where the Hornets have earned 43 conference titles including an unprecedented eight conference titles during the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2010-11 academic years. In addition, the program won the Big Sky Conference’s All-Sports Points Championship in 2010-11 and finished second among the 11 league institutions in 2012-13.
Academically, Sacramento State Athletics recently posted its highest graduation rates in the Division I era with four programs finishing among the top 10 percent nationally in their sport in NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) requirements.
Wanless was named the 2008-09 West Region Athletic Director of the Year for the Football Championship Subdivision and has served on numerous NCAA committees. He most recently completed a term as a member of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision selection committee and the Division I Football Issues committee. Previously, he was a member of the NCAA Football rules and the NCAA Peer Review committees.