Director of Athletics Finalist
Vince Otoupal is a former Stanford University student-athlete, United States Marine Infantry Officer, Athletics Administrator at Stanford and San Jose State, and MBA graduate from the University of Oregon and current Director of Athletics at California State University Monterey Bay since October 2008.
Since his arrival to CSUMB Athletics the program has notably improved under the motto: “Building Champions, One Victory at a Time.” This initiative is a thorough evaluation of the athletic department, student-athletes’ academic and athletic performance and community engagement. Additionally, he has led revenue generation to new levels. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 Otter student-athletes set records for grade point average and student-athlete graduation.
In 2011 and 2012 he was a part of the NCAA West Region Men’s Soccer Committee. He has also been appointed, for the third year in a row, to the CCAA Board of Directors as Chair of the Game Management Committee. He served as the CCAA Officiating Liaison 2011-2012. He was recently appointed to the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Executive Committee.
During his tenure he has recruited and hired a number of coaches and administrators to CSUMB. These new members of the University have raised the level of performances in their respective areas.
Vince came to Cal State Monterey Bay from San Jose State where he was the Senior Associate Athletic director for External Relations. In this role, he oversaw units of external relations, including the major gift program and San Jose State’s athletic annual fund raising organization known as the Spartan Foundation. In 2006 and 2007 the Spartan Foundation set new records for dollars raised and number of donors. The external relations team turned in recordbreaking years for revenue generation.
Prior to moving to San Jose State in July of 2005, Vince was a member of the Stanford Athletics Department (the second time – 2002 until 2005) where he was a Major Gifts Officer and developed and implemented fundraising strategies for prospect population with major gift potential. He was also a part of the Stanford Red Barn Lease Acquisition Project where he examined the possibility of lease acquisition by Stanford University for Stanford’s Equestrian club team. He helped lead the search for Stanford’s Rugby Coach 2003.
In 2002 he graduated with a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Oregon’s Warsaw School of
Sports Management. While at the University of Oregon his MBA project team did a study entitled “The Financial
Arms Race in the PAC-10” for then Athletic Director Bill Moos. Bill Moos is now the Director of Athletics at
Washington State University.
From 1998 until September of 2000 Vince was a member of the Stanford Athletics Department (the first time) where
he was charged with coordinating, evaluating, and executing all annual fundraising programs including the Buck-Cardinal Annual Scholarship Fund.
Following graduation from Stanford Vince joined the United States Marine Corps “to be a part of something really
special” and was commissioned as a second lieutenant and an infantry officer. He was based in Twenty-nine Palms,
California with 2nd Battalion Seventh Marines. He earned the Marine Corps’ Certificate of Commendation and was a
recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and was on active duty until 1998.
While at Stanford University as a student-athlete on the Cardinal Football Team, Vince played outside linebacker and
was a four year letter winner. He played under Head Coaches Jack Elway, Dennis Green and Bill Walsh. He was
named “Special Teams Player of the Year – Defense” in 1990, 1991, and 1992.
He was a member of Stanford's rugby team where he was awarded the “Pete Kmetovic – Team Award” in 1993.
A native of Seattle, Vince played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He was active in student
government and was an Associated Student Body Officer.
He and his wife Brady have a son, Zachary, and a daughter, Annie.
Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and organizational behavior, Stanford University, 1993
Master's in Business Administration, University of Oregon, 2002
Director of Athletics, Cal State Monterey Bay
Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, San Jose State
Associate Athletics Director for Development, San Jose State
Director of Major Gifts in Athletics, Stanford University.
Director of Annual Giving in Athletics, Stanford University
United States Marine Corps – Active Duty Infantry Officer 2nd Battalion 7th Marines