July 21, 2006
San Francisco, CA (July 21, 2006) - Former Stanford Athletics Administrator Debra Gore-Mann has been named Athletics Director at the University of San Francisco effective August 1. Gore-Mann is the first female Director of Athletics at USF and just the third overall in West Coast Conference history.
Gore-Mann, who served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator since 1999, played a key role in the Stanford Athletics program that has won an unprecedented 12 consecutive Sports Academy Director's Cups, signifying the most successful Division I Athletic Department in the Nation. During her tenure in Palo Alto the Cardinal captured 14 Division I National Championships.
Gore-Mann becomes just the third athletic director at USF since 1985.
"We think that Debi can help us in many ways including developing new revenue streams, better utilization of our existing resources and establishing a greater presence in The City and the entire Bay Area. Her leadership as a Senior Women's Administrator will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts to build competitiveness in all our women's programs. She will add to the significant progress made in achieving the goals of `Reaching New Heights' strategic plan, including first ever NCAA appearances in baseball and volleyball, two consecutive WCC men's soccer titles, and best ever finishes in men's and women's cross-country," Macmillan said.
Head men's basketball coach Jessie Evans, out of town for coaches' meetings, is quoted as saying, "I would like to express my personal excitement in the hiring of Debi and join the university community in welcoming her to the Hilltop."
Prior to her tenure at Stanford, Gore-Mann worked in the corporate sector for Bechtel Enterprises, Inc (1993-99), Morgan Stanley & Co. (1987-92) and Raychem Corp (1982-85). Gore-Mann worked in corporate development and project finance with Bechtel and was the business developer for the City of Portland on the Portland Light Rail Project. During her tenure at Morgan Stanley, Gore-Mann worked as an associate in fixed income sales and capital markets and served as a business planner with Raychem.
Gore-Mann graduated with an MBA from Stanford with an emphasis on Capital Markets and Finance in 1987. No stranger to the demands and challenges of student-athletes, Gore-Mann played basketball on the Farm from 1978-82 and led the Cardinal to its inaugural NCAA Tournament berth during her senior campaign. Gore-Mann graduated Stanford with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 1982. Gore-Mann maintained ties to women's basketball, serving as a broadcaster on various college and professional games for ESPN, PrimeTicket, BET Sports and Fox Sports Net.
Gore-Mann replaces Dr. Bill Hogan, who accepted the Director of Athletics position at Seattle University after 15 years at the University of San Francisco.
"I hope to be able to live up to the high quality of leadership that Dr. Bill Hogan has established for the Green and Gold," Gore-Mann said.
Debi is married to former USF varsity basketball player Anthony Mann, who was a member of the 1985-86 "Return to Basketball" squad and has a 10-year old daughter, Quinci.