Marlon Dechausay, a native of Toronto, Canada, is in his second year as academic counselor and technology coordinator for the Florida State Athletics Academic Support department.
Dechausay joined the FSU staff in August 2006 after serving as the men’s basketball Academic Coordinator at Iowa State University. During his first year at Florida State, Dechausay supervised the academic progress of the Seminole football defensive players. Currently, he is working with the men’s basketball, women’s Golf and volleyball programs.
Dechausay provides counseling and guidance to student-athletes regarding academic and personal skill development as well as monitoring academic eligibility, advisement and assisting in the recruitment of all prospective student-athletes. He is also responsible for maintaining staff computers and a 32-station computer lab. Dechausay also works to help Seminole student-athletes, who left school early to play professionally, return to finish their degrees.
Dechausay earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Louisiana-Lafayette in 2000 where he was a star athlete on the track & field team, winning a pair of 400-meter Sunbelt Conference outdoor track titles. He was a member of the Canadian national track and field team from 1992-99. He competed in the Japan Junior National Championships capturing the 400-meter title in record time.
After graduation from Louisiana-Lafayette, Dechausay was an assistant track coach and Associate Director for Strength and conditioning at Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, N.Y., from 2000-02. After two years at RPI, he went to Syracuse University as a graduate assistant where he worked as a facility and operations intern for a season before switching to academics. He spent three seasons at Syracuse as an academic graduate assistant for men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, where he coordinated the tutoring program, prepared weekly assignment sheets and conducted study table on road trips. In 2005, he earned his master’s degree from Syracuse in Information Management. After earning his master’s degree he went on to Iowa State where he was the academic coordinator for Men’s Basketball and both Men’s and women’s Golf teams.
Dechausay is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A). He has served as Region II Director, Membership committee Co-chair and Chair, and has served on the Executive board. Also, he is a member of the Black Coaches Association. He and his wife, Tina, the Sports Information Director at Florida State, are the proud parents of Marlon, who was born in November 2007.