|Position:||Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director for Internal Operations|
(updated December 2016)
Monk Bonasorte spent nine years as Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Florida State and among his responsibilities were oversight of internal operations within the athletic department and oversight of Florida State’s 2013 National Championship football and 2014 National Championship women’s soccer program.
Bonasorte was responsible for administrative oversight of the following departments: Equipment, Athletic Training, Coaches Video and Strength & Conditioning.
A member of Florida State's All-Time football team as named by Athlon Magazine, Bonasorte earned four varsity letters (1977-80), played in the 1977 Tangerine Bowl and two Orange Bowls (1980 and 1981) and was inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995 as one of the top defensive backs in school history. He ranks second in school history with 15 interceptions while his eight interceptions in 1979 ranks as the second highest single season total in school history. He was a member of the Seminole Radio Network’s pregame football broadcasts from 1995-2016.
Bonasorte joined the Florida State athletics department executive staff in 2008 after a 13-year career as the president and executive director of the Florida State University Varsity Club - the organization that gives back to every Seminole letter winner and allows them to give back to the current letter winners. He helped build the FSU Varsity Club into one of the top organizations of its kind across the nation.
As a player, Bonasorte earned All-America Third Team honors in 1979 by the Associated Press and All-America Second Team honors from Football News in 1980 starring on one of the toughest defensive units in Florida State history in 1979. He led the nation in interceptions for the majority of the 1979 season and finished with eight to rank fourth nationally and set a Seminole record for interceptions in a season. The Seminoles ranked sixth nationally and fifth nationally during his junior and senior seasons respectively.
Bonasorte spent seven years working with the Elmont Sports Group - a leader in the building and marketing of professional sports teams. He served as the marketing director for two seasons for the Tallahassee Scorpions of indoor professional league. He served as the director of marketing for the East Coast Hockey league Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (1997-99) and served as the Vice-present and General Manager for the Tallahassee Thunder of the Arena1 Football league (1999-2003).
Bonasorte passed away November 20, 2016 following a battle with brain cancer. He left behind his wife, Beverly, and two sons, T.J. and Rocky.