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 and the Husker soccer program. 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. He has 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 the Husker men's program to shatter season ticket sales records for both programs as they move into the new arena. In fact, the men sold out season tickets for 2013-14 in early May, shattering the previous record for season tickets sold by well over 2,500.
Under Boehm's supervision, Coach Connie Yori's women's basketball program has enjoyed the most success in school history over the past five years. The Husker women have advanced to a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 2009-10 and 2012-13, while producing the three highest single-season win totals in NU history over the past four years.
Yori's 2012-13 Huskers made their second NCAA Sweet 16 trip in the past four years, while finishing the Big Ten regular-season runner-up. Yori was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year, while NU's 25 victories were the second-most in school history, trailing only the 2009-10 Huskers' 32-2 campaign that included a perfect 16-0 Big 12 campaign.
In 2009-10, Yori captured 2010 National Coach-of-the-Year honors by leading the Huskers to a Big 12 record-tying 30-game winning streak and the 2010 Big 12 regular-season title. NU ranked in the top 10 in the final national polls and seventh nationally in home attendance with 7,390 fans per game. In conference play, NU led the league with 11,383 fans per game. The Husker women have earned three NCAA Tournament trips in the past four years and have played for three conference titles during that span.
The men have added four postseason trips during Boehm's tenure, including a trip to the 2011 Postseason NIT.
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.