David Emerick spearheads Arizona recruiting efforts as assistant director of operations and director of on-campus recruiting.
He joined the UA football staff in February 2010 after six years working with the Texas Tech Red Raider staff. For the past two years in Lubbock he was chief of staff and an assistant athletics director.
At Tech he served as unit coordinator during his first season and Director of Player Personnel his next three seasons, before assuming the chief of staff position. He oversaw the entire recruiting process for the football program and assisted in the organization and execution of football camps.
Additionally, Emerick served as the liaison between the football program and the Texas Tech overall department, specifically in academics, compliance, media relations and marketing areas.
Emerick, a 2002 political science graduate of the University of Kentucky, was a college scouting intern with the Houston Texans during the franchise's first season in 2002. Prior to his stint with the Texans, Emerick was the recruiting and football operations intern at Kentucky while in school during the 1997 through 2001 seasons. As such he was part of the 1998 Outback Bowl and 1999 Music City Bowl appearances by the Wildcats.
Emerick is a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in his hometown of Waukesha, Wis., and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He received his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in sport management in May of 2007 from Texas Tech.
The Emerick File
Date of birth: Sept. 16, 1979, Waukesha, Wis.
High School: Catholic Memorial, Waukesha, Wis.
College: Kentucky, 2002
Master's, Texas Tech, 2007
Family: Wife, the former Sara Fort; son Cristian
Emerick in the Postseason
1998 Outback Bowl, Kentucky operations intern
1999 Music City Bowl, Kentucky operations intern
2004 Holiday Bowl, operations coordinator
2005 Cotton Bowl, Texas Tech player personnel
2006 Insight Bowl, Texas Tech player personnel
2007 Gator Bowl, Texas Tech player personnel
2008 Cotton Bowl, Texas Tech chief of staff
2009 Alamo Bowl, Texas Tech chief of staff
2010 Alamo Bowl, Arizona assistant operations director