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Encino March Meeting
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PST
Category: Encino

Former UCLA Athletic Director, Dan Guerrero, joins BP Encino!

Come join BP Encino as Dan Guerrero shares his experiences and some highlights of his tenure as Athletic Director at UCLA. Dan will update us on his current activities, and share how his experiences have influenced and shaped his career.

About the Speaker

Dan Guerrero is best known for his role as Athletic Director at UCLA from 2002-2020. He started his Athletic Director career at CSU Dominguez Hills from 1988-1992, before moving to UC Irvine from 1992-2002. He is credited with revitalizing UCLA's athletics program from the time of his hire. Dan retired from UCLA in June of 2020 and currently serves as the President of the United States International University Sports Federation.

The Bruins won 32 NCAA team championships in 15 different sports during Guerrero's tenure – the most under any sitting NCAA Division I athletic director – and he was at the department's helm when UCLA Athletics became the first to win 100 NCAA team championships. Seven of Guerrero's head coaching hires have led their teams to NCAA championships, and UCLA teams have also finished second 29 times and have totaled 130 Top 5 NCAA finishes since he was hired. During Guerrero's tenure, the athletics department has won 73 conference championships in 16 different sports, produced more than 800 All-Americans and featured 11 Honda Award winners, including the 2003-04 and the 2018-19 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. In his 17 years at UCLA, the Bruins have finished second five times and third four times in the race for the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, the industry standard measurement of broad-based excellence. In 2017-18, UCLA recorded a school-record 1,326 points in a close runner-up finish for the Directors' Cup. During his tenure, the football team has appeared in 13 bowl games, while the men's basketball team advanced to consecutive Final Fours from 2006-08 and has made six trips to the Sweet 16.

Guerrero was the first athletic director at the NCAA Division I level to earn three NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year awards (2013-14 and 2006-07 at UCLA, and 2001-02 at UCI). In 2017, he was honored by the National Football Foundation with the John L. Toner Award, becoming the first-ever sitting athletics director from the West Coast to receive the honor. He was also selected as a finalist for the Athletic Director of the Year at both the 2010 and 2017 Sports Business Awards. During his tenure, Guerrero was named one of the 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports by Sports Illustrated (2003) and one of the nation's 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine (2004). Among Guerrero's various other accolades are: being named the Dr. Myles Brand BCA Administrator of the Year by the Black Coaches and Administrators organization (2010), the Cliff Wells Appreciation Award given by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) in 2011, and the 2010 NACDA John McLendon Pioneer Award honoring minority "firsts" as the first Hispanic to ever Chair the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball committee.

A proud alumnus of UCLA, Guerrero received his Bachelor's degree from the University in 1974 and played second base for the Bruins for four years. Known as "Warrior" during his playing career, he was inducted into the UCLA Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. Dan earned a Master's degree in Public Administration in 1982 from Cal State Dominguez Hills and was named to the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society for Public Affairs and Public Policy that same year.

Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting.

Cost: Free

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Contact: Bill Saleebey | [email protected]