|Position:||Executive Associate A.D.|
|Other Position:||Development & Events|
A member of Nebraska's administration since May 2003, Marc Boehm (pronounced BAME) serves as Executive Associate Athletic Director for Development.
Boehm oversees Development and all Fundraising initiatives at Nebraska. Recently, he has developed key philanthropic programs in support of the Student-Athlete Experience Fund. His responsibilities also include the direct oversight, strategic planning, policy development, budget and personnel management of the men’s and women’s basketball programs; development/fundraising; event management; parking and guest services. He also serves as the Athletic Department’s liaison to the NU Foundation and Pinnacle Bank Arena. He is also responsible for coordinating all staff, and department-head team meetings.
Boehm, who previously oversaw the efforts of the facilities, marketing, media relations and HuskerVision areas within the athletic department, played a primary role in negotiations for Nebraska's contract extension with IMG College Sports. To date, it is the largest multi-media rights contract in college athletics.
Boehm also played a lead role during the men's and women's basketball programs move 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 year in May of 2013 in anticipation of the first season at Pinnacle Bank Arena. 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 finish with an 11-7 record in the powerful Big Ten, while going 19-13 overall.
Under Boehm's supervision, the Nebraska women's basketball program has enjoyed the most success stretch in school history, earning six NCAA Tournament bids, including a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 2010 and 2013. The Huskers have produced the four highest single-season win totals in NU history over the past six years. The Big Red have finished the season ranked in the top 25 in four of the past six seasons - the first four top-25 final national rankings in school history.
In 2013-14, Nebraska won its first-ever women's basketball conference tournament title, claiming the Big Ten crown with a 3-0 run in Indianapolis.
Boehm also played a lead role in bringing NCAA Tournament basketball to Lincoln for the first time since 1993, as the Husker women played host to the NCAA Lincoln Regional. Eventual national champion UConn, Texas A&M, DePaul and BYU battled for a spot in the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four. The two sessions attracted well over 17,000 fans.
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 NU. 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.