Marie Tuite has served as the Director of Athletics at San Jose State University since May 17, 2017. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Deputy Director of Athletics for seven years at SJSU. She currently oversees 500 student-athletes, 22 sports programs, with affiliation in four different Conferences. Her contributions at San Jose State include: shepherding the most successful major gift campaign for Spartan Athletics in any two-year period in the programs 125 year history; facilitating a 15-year naming rights agreement for CEFCU Stadium; completing new facilities for golf, soccer, tennis, softball water polo and swimming and diving; and broke ground in spring of 2019 for the new state-of-the-art Spartan Athletics Center that will house football and men’s and women’s soccer operations.
A creative major college athletics leader and administrator whose professional career includes executive positions at the University of California, Berkeley, the NCAA National Office, the University of Washington and Seattle University.
Tuite, a native of Livonia, is a 1975 graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. Tuite lettered for the Chippewas in basketball and field hockey and in 1990 she was the third women induction into the CMU Marcy Weston Hall of Fame. In 1981, she earned a Master of Arts degree in athletic administration from Central. Since 2007, Tuite has served as a Teaching Associate in the College of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and has been a guest lecturer at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington and San Jose State University.
Tuite has two sons, Michael, a graduate of the University of Washington, and John, whom currently works at San Jose State University.
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