Mario is back at Texas State as the Assistant Director for Sport Clubs after stints with UTSA and the University of Florida. Mario was born in San Diego, CA and was raised in Hidalgo, TX. He finished his undergraduate degree in Journalism from The University of Texas and a Maters of Education from Texas State in 2004. While completing his Masters, Mario worked as the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports. Outside of work Mario has enjoyed working as a high school football official for the past 13 years.