Brian Santiago enters his first year as senior associate athletics director. Prior to that he spent five years as the associate athletics director over operations. As senior associate Santiago oversees administrative game management for football and basketball, administers the basketball, baseball, men's volleyball, softball, track, cross country, golf, and the strength and conditioning complex. He also oversees sports medicine, championship hosting, the athletic car dealership program, and department tickets. Previously, he handled basketball operations for four years as Steve Cleveland's assistant.
A graduate of Provo High in 1988, Santiago was part of the 1987 state basketball championship team. After high school, he played at UVSC where he was All-Conference and All-Region in basketball and baseball. He then went on to Fresno State where he led the WAC in assists and three-point shooting percentage-finishing second in the nation from the three-point arc at 50 percent. Following college, he spent three years playing professional basketball for the Arecibo Capitanes of the Puerto Rican Superior League, and was named to the pre-selection Olympic team for Puerto Rico. His brothers, Kevin and Mark, played basketball for BYU.
Santiago earned his B.S. in business administration from Fresno State in 1995, and then received his MBA from BYU's Marriott School of Management in 2001.
Years at BYU
After serving a Church mission to the Dominican Republic, Santiago mission, he married the former Kimberly Blackburn. They have three sons, McKay (12), Colson (10), and Jaxon (6), and one daughter Whitney (2).