A member of the Nebraska Athletics senior administration since May 2003, Marc Boehm (pronounced BAME) serves as executive associate athletic director and is the top assistant to the athletic director. Boehm fulfills the director's responsibilities in his absence and also serves as the department's chief operating officer.
Boehm oversees the efforts of several areas within athletics, including marketing, media relations, HuskerVision, facilities and events. Boehm also oversees the Nebraska men's and women's basketball programs. He also played a major role in the athletic department's negotiations for its contract extension with IMG College Sports. To date, it is the largest multi-media rights contract in college athletics.
As the primary administrator for the NU basketball programs, Boehm played an integral role in the hiring of Tim Miles as the Huskers' new coach in March of 2012. In 2013-14, Miles earned the Jim Phelan Award as the national coach of the year, after capturing Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year honors from his peers earlier in the season.
Boehm also played a lead role during the men's and women's basketball programs moved into Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2013-14. He also worked to help develop Nebraska's new practice facility - the Hendricks Training Complex - which opened in October of 2011.
Boehm has worked to create a fan-friendly atmosphere at men's and women's basketball, leading to record-setting attendances and season ticket sales for both programs.
In 2013-14, the men's basketball program sold out its season tickets for the entire season in May of 2013 in anticipation of the first season at Pinnacle Bank Arena and Coach Miles' second Husker team. The more than 15,000 Husker fans that packed the new arena watched the Big Red roll to a 15-1 home record on their way to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. It was the fifth postseason trip for the men's basketball program since Boehm's arrival.
NU ranked 13th nationally in average home attendance (15,419) on its way to a top-four regular-season finish with an 11-7 record in the powerful Big Ten Conference while going 19-13 overall.
Under Boehm's supervision, Coach Connie Yori's women's basketball program has enjoyed the most success in school history over the past eight years. The Husker women have earned six NCAA Tournament bids, including a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 2010 and 2013 and two more trips to the NCAA second round. The Huskers have produced the four highest single-season win totals in NU history over the past five years. The Big Red have also finished the season ranked in the top 25 in four of the past five seasons - the first four top-25 final national rankings in school history.
In 2013-14, Yori's Huskers won their first-ever conference tournament title, claiming the Big Ten crown with a 3-0 run at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Huskers finished with a 26-7 overall record that included a 12-4 Big Ten mark for the second straight year. NU earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the second round.
Boehm also played a lead role in bringing NCAA Tournament basketball back to Lincoln for the first time since 1993, as the Husker women played host to the NCAA Lincoln Regional. Eventual national champion Connecticut, Texas A&M, DePaul and BYU battled it out for a spot in the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four. The two sessions attracted well over 17,000 fans as one of the most successful sites in the tournament.
During the regular season, the Husker women ranked No. 8 nationally in total home attendance with more than 110,000 fans flocking to the arena as the Huskers tied a school record with 16 home victories. NU's average home attendance of 6,161 fans per game ranked 11th in the country.
Yori, who joined Miles in winning Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year honors from the conference coaches in 2014, earned her third league coach-of-the-year award in the last five seasons. She was also a consensus national coach-of-the-year in 2010.
Boehm, who played a significant role in aiding Nebraska's functional transition to the Big Ten Conference in 2011-12, was also instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the Husker Nation Pavilion, which is the premier pregame event around home football games.
Boehm also took the lead role in obtaining First National Bank and Ameritas as premier sponsors for the Nebraska Athletic Department for a combined deal worth more than $7 million over a three-year period. First National Bank and Ameritas joined Verizon, Pepsi and adidas as premier corporate sponsors for Husker athletics.
Boehm held the same position at Pittsburgh from 1997 to 2003. Boehm assisted in the rise of the Panthers' basketball program with the men's team posting back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. During construction of the Panthers' new athletic facilities, Boehm played a central role in Pitt's athletic teams moving to the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, Heinz Field and the Petersen Events Center.
Boehm served as interim athletic director at Pittsburgh for nearly five months before coming to Nebraska. During that time, he hired men's basketball head coach Jamie Dixon.
Boehm also spent five years as associate executive director of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. He directed and managed a 125-member fund-raising committee of Arizona business people responsible for generating more than $4.5 million in cash and in-kind partnerships. Previously he spent four years as associate executive director and public relations director of the Sun Bowl from 1987 to 1991.
Born in Grand Island, Boehm earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Kansas State in 1984 and added a master's degree in sports management from St. Thomas (Fla.) University in 1985. Boehm and his wife, the former Janelle Broderick of Minot, N.D., have three boys, Broderick, Christian and Lukas John.