Phone: (408) 924-3300
Blake Sasaki joined the San José State Athletics department as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations in April of 2013.
Sasaki came to San José State from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the Associate General Manager for the IMG Sport Marketing Department from 2009-13. He was responsible for managing over 30 corporate partners and achieved status as a top-10 performer among all college properties.
Prior to his position at California, Sasaki spent three years as a Senior Account Executive for the San Francisco 49ers. He negotiated corporate partnerships with a focus on increasing sponsorship revenue and developed new relationships with first-time, non-traditional sponsors.
Sasaki was the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing, Promotions and External Relations at UC Irvine from 1998-2006 where he directed the corporate sponsorship, marketing, promotions and event-management programs. He also assisted in athletic development and worked with numerous campus student groups.
After graduating from college, Sasaki began his career at Weber State where he was an assistant director of marketing and promotions. He was responsible for all marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorships and advertising for football, men's and women's basketball, women's soccer and volleyball.
Sasaki earned his Master's of Sport Administration degree from Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science from UC Davis.
Sasaki and his wife, the former Staci Kawakami, reside in Campbell with their two young boys, Cole and Max. Staci is a 1997 graduate of San José State with the Bachelor of Science degree in business accounting.