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Ty Gangi

University of Nevada
Educational Leadership (Master's)
Ty Gangi


Ty Gangi is an exceptional student, having already earned his bachelor’s degree in management. He finished his undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.32. Gangi is now continuing his education as he is enrolled in graduate school at the University of Nevada in the educational leadership program. For his strong work ethic in the classroom, he has twice been named to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.


Gangi has outstanding character and is one of the most loved guys on the football team. He can always be counted on to have a smile on his face and a friendly demeanor, and he is more than willing to assist in any area he is needed. His teammates recently voted him a team captain for the 2018 season, representing the offense. Last season, the team voted for team captains on a game-by-game basis, and he was voted team captain in five of the Wolf Pack’s 12 games. In addition, his level of community service only adds to his already extraordinary character.


Gangi is very active in his communities, whether that is back home in southern California or in the northern Nevada area. Over the years, he has volunteered his time for causes such as the Special Olympics, youth football teams (coaching), the Boys & Girls Club and 360 Blueprint. He has spoken to children at local elementary schools, and he donates new socks to the homeless every month. Earlier in 2018, Gangi raised $1,200 and shaved his head for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer research charity. For his charitable efforts, Gangi was named a nominee to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and to the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, an annual award presented to college football’s top community servant.


On the field, Gangi has risen to become one of the top quarterbacks in the Mountain West. In 2017, he started 10 games and led the Mountain West in league play in passing offense at nearly 300 yards per game. He also posted the top two passing yardage games by a MW quarterback in 2017, both games of over 400 yards through the air. For his play last season, he received All-Mountain West Honorable Mention honors and was named the team MVP. Heading into 2018, he has been placed on preseason watch lists for the Manning Award, Maxwell Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. He is expected to remain one of the top QBs in the conference with 33 TD passes and over 4,000 passing yards in his career as of nomination time.