Dale Marini

Dale  Marini

Position:
Benefactor/Men's Basketball Official Scorer

Hall of Fame:
2015

Graduated:
1970


As a freshman at Loyola Marymount University in 1966, Dale Marini volunteered to keep statistics for the freshmen basketball team. The role quickly led to him also being a four-year member of the stats crew at the varsity basketball games. Upon his graduation in 1970, he began work in the LMU Office of Admission, while also becoming the official scorer for the varsity men’s basketball. Marini left LMU in 1980 and returned home to Arizona, but would return to the Office of Admission, and to his official scorekeeping capacity, in the mid 1980s. His stamp isn't just on LMU hoops, but nationally as well, as the scorebook used today was influenced by Marini. With the up-tempo style of the Lions' in the late 1980s, he was asked to help rewrite the NCAA scorebook. As the Associate Director of Admission, one of Marini’s main duties was serving as Admission’s primary liaison with the Athletics Department. Marini retired from the Office of Admission in 2014 after a total of 38 years.