President Alexander Gonzalez appoints Bill Macriss as athletic director

Christine Kittle

Bill Macriss, the interim director of athletics at Sacramento State since July, was appointed by Sac State President Alexander Gonzalez as athletic director Monday.

Macriss started at Sac State in 1996 as a media relations director and began serving as interim athletics director July 1, 2014.

Gonzalez said in a press release Macriss “has guided Hornet athletics through one of its more successful runs — on the playing fields, on the courts, on the track and in the classroom.”

“He has a great understanding of the university and has built relationships through his many years on campus,” said Kathleen Raske, director of track and field and cross country in a press release. “He’s always been a great proponent of our sport and the outside events we’ve brought in.”