Brian Santiago is currently BYU’s Deputy Athletic Director. In this position, he oversees ten sports: men’s and women’s basketball, the baseball and softball programs, men’s and women's volleyball, men’s and women's tennis, and men’s and women’s golf. In addition, he supervises game management for football and basketball, and oversees sports marketing, communications, and sports camps. He served a four year term on the NCAA Men's Volleyball Committee, serving as Chair in 2013.
Santiago graduated from Provo High School in 1988 where he was an all-state performer on the 1987 state championship basketball team. After high school, he played basketball and baseball at Utah Valley, where he was All-Conference and All-Region in both sports. He then went on to play basketball at Fresno State where he led the Western Athletic Conference in assists and three-point shooting percentage, finishing second in the nation from the three-point arc at 50 percent. Santiago 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.
Santiago earned an A.S. in accounting from Utah Valley, a B.S. in business administration with an emphasis in International Business from Fresno State in 1995, and received his MBA from BYU's Marriott School of Management in 2001. Santiago came to BYU in 1997 as a member of Steve Cleveland’s basketball staff, before moving into the university’s athletic administration in 2001. After six years as an assistant and associate athletic director, he was appointed as Tom Holmoe’s senior associate in the fall of 2008. In September of 2017 he was named to his current position as Deputy Athletic Director.
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, Colson, Jaxon and one daughter Whitney.