Collegiate Sports Associates Assists Boise State University with Athletic Director Search
January 8, 2021 – Collegiate Sports Associates has assisted Boise State University in the recruitment of Jeramiah Dickey as its new athletic director. Curt Apsey recently stepped down from the role he has held since 2015 to transition to a job in university-level fundraising.
“Throughout this process, I have spoken with many of Bronco Athletics’ most important past leaders and supporters for their insights,” said Marlene Tromp, president of Boise State University. “Their guidance played a key role for me. Our dedicated committee forwarded a pool of candidates whose caliber was stunning — people who represented some of the best athletics programs in the country and who wanted the opportunity to lead our Broncos.”
“We stayed true to the profile we had built in concert with the department and our supporters: Jeramiah Dickey not only matched that profile perfectly, he rose to the top of the candidate pool,” Dr. Tromp said. “His blue-collar work ethic, humility, rich past experience and extraordinary performance make him an excellent fit for advancing Boise State.”
“The search committee set out to find an athletic director who embodies Boise State’s values, someone who has demonstrated integrity, is academically focused, collaborative and inclusive, someone who can develop relationships and engage with campus and community partners,” said search committee chair Randy Hales. “Jeramiah’s experience has exceeded our expectations, and we are confident he will help Bronco Athletics continue on this exciting upward trajectory.”
“In 35 years in higher education, I have never heard references speak so uniformly and universally and unequivocally highly about a singular candidate,” Dr. Tromp said. “On- and off-list references praised him to the skies. People said they’d never given higher and better marks to anyone that they’d given a reference for before.”
Mr. Dickey comes to Boise from Baylor University where he has served as associate vice president for intercollegiate athletics since 2017. Prior to that, he worked as deputy athletics director at the University of Houston, providing VP for intercollegiate athletics, day-to-day support in the oversight of the department, while also serving as the sport program administrator for football.
Mr. Dickey stressed the importance of being a team player and said he looks forward to meeting the staff and getting to know Boise State’s student-athletes. “I want to meet our donors and Bronco Nation,” he said. “I’ve heard so many great things about them and I can’t wait to get in front of them and outside of Zoom and technology.”
Collegiate Sports Associates helps recruit talent for athletics programs at NCAA Division I universities and conferences across the U.S. The firm’s network of associates includes current and former Division I athletics directors and other senior university and conference officials, including commissioners, presidents, faculty athletics representatives, coaches and associate athletics directors.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media