Began at Auburn: March 2006
Education: Marquez studied sports sciences and sports management at Colorado State University, and sports management at Metropolitan State University.
Job Responsibilities: Marquez's responsibilities include coordinating equipment and overseeing the purchasing, fitting, inventory, and maintenance needs for the 21-varsity teams along with providing guidance to other areas in the Athletic Department. He supervises nine full-time Assistant Equipment Managers, and 34 student assistants. Marquez is also responsible for the allocation, disbursement, and oversight of the Athletic Department's $80+ million dollar Under Armour contract. Marquez is the liaison between Auburn University's Licensing Department and Athletic Department providing the approvals on all logoed apparel for practice and competition, and he ensures the Athletic Department follows all licensing policies and procedures.
Past Experience: Marquez came to Auburn after serving as the Director of Equipment Operations at the University of California, Berkeley. Where he was responsible for coordinating equipment, and overseeing the purchasing, fitting, inventory, maintenance needs, and apparel for the University of California, Berkley's 27 varsity teams. Marquez was responsible for the Athletic Department's equipment budget, and oversaw the allocation and disbursement of the department's Nike apparel contract. Dana also supervised four full-time Assistant Equipment Managers and 10 student assistants.
Personal: Born in San Francisco, Calif., and raised in Littleton, Colo., Marquez is married to the former Liz Asher; the couple have a daughter, Jordan, who attends Auburn University.