|Title:||Deputy Director of Athletics|
A member of the Sacramento State Athletics family since 1996 and
a Hornet administrator since 2000, Bill Macriss has served as the
department’s Deputy Director of Athletics since August of
As the Deputy AD, Macriss assists Athletics Director Terry Wanless with the overall operations of the department of athletics. As the second in command, Macriss provides leadership to all areas of the department, assists other Associate ADs in the performance of their duties and serves as the lead administrator in the absence of the Athletics Director.
His day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball and sand volleyball as well as the areas of media relations, event management, equipment management and technology support. In addition, Macriss serves on the department’s Academic Improvement Plan committee, and works closely with University faculty, staff and administrators as a member of campus-wide branding, marketing and communications initiatives. He has also served on each of the department’s last two Strategic Planning Committees.
In addition to his on-campus duties, Macriss works closely with the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to bring national events to the region. Recently, Sacramento State was selected as the host institution for NCAA Regionals in cross country (2013 and 2016), women’s basketball (2015) and outdoor track & field (2018). Additionally, Sacramento State will serve as the host site of the 2014 USA Track & Field Championships.
Previously, Macriss served as the Championship Director for the 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships and as the Media Operations Director for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field. He was also instrumental in helping the University serve as the host site for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2010 and 2011.
Macriss had served as Associate Athletics Director at Sacramento State from 2000-07 and began his career with the Hornets in October of 1996 as media relations director. Prior to Sacramento State, he served in a media relations capacity at Cal State Bakersfield (2004-06), Utah State University (1988-90, 91-94) and Southern Utah University (1990-91).
A native of Deerfield, Ill., Macriss holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Utah State. He and his wife, Holly, have two children, John Robert and Samantha.