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D1.dossiers: Boise State
With the Boise State AD search process just over the horizon, D1.ticker has put together a comprehensive, deep dive dossier for one of the premier Group of 5 AD chairs in the nation. We hope the information & links below will be beneficial in your push to land the opportunity.

D1.dossiers is full of information on... 
  • Executive leadership at the institution, including search committee members
  • Important insights on the state of the university
  • Comparative AD compensation data
  • A bevy of campus- and athletics-based financial metrics
  • Peer group budget comparisons
  • Competitive and academic details on every sport program
  • Details on important third-party partners
  • Profiles of existing and planned facilities
  • Marketplace insights like where to live and school options for kids
  • And lots, lots more
Good luck and please don’t hesitate to contact Matt Roberts (matt@d1ticker.com) with any questions!
1. President/Chancellor/University Leadership Situation
  1. Marlene Tromp (President): Bio
  2. Extended Situational News & University Updates - link
2. Search Committee Backgrounds 
  1. Bios 
    1. Randy Hales - Boise State Foundation Board President, Chair (Facebook, Instagram)
    2. Matthew Ewing - Vice President of University Advancement (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    3. Lida Uribe-Florez - Educational Technology Chair & Faculty Representative (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    4. Linda Clark - State Board of Education Member (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    5. Gordy Presnell - Head Women’s Basketball Coach
    6. Nic Hunt - Graduate Student (Twitter)
    7. Malia Pivec - SAAC Committee Chair and Cross Country Student-Athlete (Instagram, Twitter)
  2. Search Firm - TBD
    1. Former Missouri AD Mike Alden will advise BSU throughout the transition.
3. Board of Regents Backgrounds
  1. Bios
    1. Debbie Critchfield, President - Term expires June 2023 (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    2. David Hill, Vice President, Business Affairs and Human Resources Chair - Term expires June 2022 (LinkedIn)
    3. Andrew Scoggin, Secretary, Audit Chair, Retirement Plan Chair - Term expires June 2021 (Bio, LinkedIn)
    4. Emma Atchley - Term expires June 2020 (LinkedIn)
    5. Linda Clark, Planning, Policy, and Governmental Affairs Chair - Term expires June 2020 (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    6. Shawn Keough - Term expires June 2024 (LinkedIn)
    7. Kurt Liebich, Instruction, Research, and Student Affairs Chair - Term expires June 2024 (LinkedIn)
    8. Sherri Ybarra, Superintendent of Public Instruction - Term expires Jan. 2023 (LinkedIn)
  2. The State Board of Education consists of eight voting board members. Seven of the eight voting members are appointed by the governor for terms of five years. The eighth voting member, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, is an ex-officio voting member elected to a term of four years.
4. University Organizational Chart
  1. Link
5. Executive Cabinet Leadership Backgrounds
  1. Bios
    1. Tony Roark - Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Twitter)
    2. Harold Blackman - Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development (LinkedIn)
    3. Alicia Estey - Chief of Staff and Vice President for Compliance, Legal and Audit (LinkedIn)
    4. Matthew Ewing - Vice President of University Advancement (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    5. Mark Heil - Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (LinkedIn)
    6. Randi McDermott - Chief Operating Officer, Vice President for Campus Operations (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    7. Leslie Webb - Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    8. Bob Carney - Interim Director of Athletics
    9. Roger Brown - Director of Government and Community Relations
    10. Lauren Griswold - Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Creative Strategy (LinkedIn, Twitter)
    11. Matt Wilde - General Counsel (LinkedIn)
6. State of the University
  1. General Outline: U.S. News & World Report
  2. Strategic Plan: In Progress to be delivered Jan. 15, 2021
    1. Planning Updates - link 
  3. University FY 21 Budget: Overview
    1. Past budget history - link
  4. Financial Review
    1. Moody's assigns Aa3 ratings to ~$22M in proposed Tax Exempt bonds and ~$34M in proposed Taxable bonds. Moody’s maintains Aa3 ratings on $221M in outstanding debt. - link (February 10, 2020)
    2. Moody’s reports on Boise State - link
  5. Campus Construction Projects
    1. Projects status - link
  6. Endowment Details
    1. FY20 Endowment Total - $117,104,602 - link
    2. Endowment report - link
  7. US News Rankings & Comparisons
    1. Ranked 298-389 in National Universities
    2. Ranked 154-209 in Top Public Schools
    3. Ranked T-265 in Social Mobility
  8. Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers (use this list: link)
7. State Government Review/Higher Ed Funding Situation (if public school)
  1. Accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - link
    1. 2019 Reaccreditation Letter - link
8. Contract for former/outgoing Athletic Director & Comparison to Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers (WIN AD may helpful here)
  1. Link
9. Athletics Narrative & Key News
  1. Link
10. Senior Athletic Department Staff
  1. Bios for All Assistant ADs & Up
    1. Bob Carney - Interim Director of Athletics
    2. Christina Van Tol - Deputy Athletic Director/SWA ($132,142)
    3. Brad Larrondo - Senior Associate Athletic Director, Football - Chief of Staff
    4. Cody Smith - Senior Assistant Athletic Director/Operations
    5. Heather Berry - Associate Athletic Director/Human Resource Services
    6. Matt Brewer - Associate Athletic Director/Compliance
    7. Joe Nickell - Associate Athletic Director/Communications
    8. Mike Keller - Associate Athletic Director, Development
    9. Marc Paul - Associate Athletic Director/Sports Performance, Health and Wellness
    10. Brenda Robinson - Associate Athletic Director, CFO ($87,277)
    11. Gabe Rosenvall - Associate Athletic Director/Student-Athlete Development ($90,168)
    12. Jenny Bellomy - Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance
    13. DJ Giumento - Assistant Athletic Director/Facility Operations
    14. Sara Swanson - Assistant Athletic Director/Student-Athlete Development
    15. Matt Thomas - Assistant Athletic Director/Revenue & Branding Strategies
    16. Michael Walsh - Assistant Athletic Director, Communications
    17. Shaela Priaulx - Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Services
11. Head Coaches 
  1. Bios
    1. Baseball - Gary Van Tol ($81,438)
    2. Men’s Basketball - Leon Rice ($705,292)
    3. Women’s Basketball - Gordy Presnell (242,128)
    4. Beach Volleyball - Allison Voigt
    5. Football - Brian Harsin ($1,773,846)
    6. Men’s Golf - Dan Potter
    7. Women’s Golf - Nicole Bird ($49,670)
    8. Gymnastics - Tina Bird (89,378)
    9. Women’s Soccer - Jim Thomas ($102,003)
    10. Softball - Maggie Huffaker ($82,181)
    11. Women’s Swimming & Diving - Christine Mabile ($86,424)
    12. Men’s Tennis - Kristian Widen
    13. Women’s Tennis - Beck Roghaar ($87,277)
    14. Track & Field/Cross Country - Corey Ihmels
    15. Volleyball - Shawn Garus
  2. Additional Compensation Information (WIN AD may be helpful here)
12. Assistant Coaches
  1. Bios
    1. Football
      1. Kent Riddle - Associate Head Coach / Tight Ends / Offensive Chief of Staff ($251,516)
      2. Eric Kiesau - Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks ($251,500)
      3. Jeff Schmedding - Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers ($175,000)
      4. Spencer Danielson - Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line ($216,900)
      5. Matt Miller - Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers 
      6. Zac Alley - Outside Linebackers / Co-Special Teams Coordinator ($140,000)
      7. Brad Bedell - Run Game Coordinator / Offensive Line ($251,900)
      8. Jalil Brown - Cornerbacks ($140,000)
      9. Gabe Franklin - Safeties / Nickels ($211,900)
      10. Winston Venable - Running Backs / Co-Special Teams Coordinator
    2. MBB
      1. Tim Duryea - Assistant Coach
      2. Mike Burns - Assistant Coach
      3. R-Jay Barsh - Assistant Coach
    3. WBB
      1. Heather Sower - Assistant Coach ($94,307)
      2. Cariann Ramirez - Assistant Coach ($83,866)
      3. Nia Jackson - Assistant Coach
  2. Additional Contract/Compensation Information (WIN AD may also be helpful here)
13. Budget Documents/Review 
  1. EADA Reviews & Comparisons to Conference/Geographic/Aspirational Peers - link
  2. Cost of Attendance review - link
  3. Athletics Cost of Attendance - link
14. Internal State of the Athletic Department
  1. Athletics Strategic Plan
  2. Student-Athlete Handbook
  3. Mission Statement
  4. Facilities Review (current state/projects planned/stages/current construction)
    1. Nicholson-Yanke Athletic Center
    2. Caven-Williams Sports Complex
    3. Simplot Center for Athletic Excellence and Fedrizzi Fitness Center Annex
    4. Sport-Specific
      1. Albertsons Stadium (Football)
        1. Bleymaier Football Center
      2. Appleton Tennis Center (Men’s and Women’s Tennis)
      3. Boas Tennis/Soccer Complex (Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis)
      4. Bronco Gym (Volleyball)
      5. Dona Larsen Park (Track & Field and Softball)
        1. Jacksons Indoor Track
      6. ExtraMile Arena (Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics)
        1. Arguinchona Basketball Complex
      7. Memorial Stadium (Baseball)
      8. Swimming & Diving Facilities
  5. Historical Win/Loss/RPI Results by Program
    1. Football
    2. Men’s Basketball
    3. Women’s Basketball
    4. Women’s Soccer
    5. Softball
    6. Volleyball
  6. APR & GSR Situation per Program - link
  7. Compliance Portal
  8. Academic/Advising Arrangements
    1. Peterson-PRECO Learning Center
  9. #BroncoBOLD - link
    1. #BroncoBOLD is an initiative designed to encompass all aspects of Boise State Athletics' mental health programming for our student-athletes, coaches and staff. 
  10. Annual Security Report FY 20 - link
15. External State of the Athletic Department (WIN AD may be helpful here) 
  1. Fundraising
    1. Bronco Athletic Association
      1. Membership Guide
      2. Number of donors benchmarked against conference peers - link
    2. Notable Alumni 
      1. Varsity B Club Hall of Fame
        1. Current Varsity B Members
  2. FB/MBB/WBB/Baseball/others as necessary Season & Overall Ticket/Attendance Situations - link
  3. Details on Third-Party Relationships (multi-media rights, tickets, facility management, etc.)
    1. Multi-Media - Learfield IMG College through 2025 - link
    2. Apparel - Nike - link
      1. $12.16M six-year deal through 2025
    3. Website - SIDEARM Sports
    4. Content/NIL - Opendorse - link
    5. Gameday/Mobile App - The APP Company - link
  4. Media Landscape
    1. B.J. Rains, The Idaho Press (Profile, Twitter)
    2. Devin Ramey, KTVB (Twitter)
    3. Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman (Twitter)
    4. Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman (Twitter)
    5. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman (Twitter)
16. Deep Dig Program Reviews
  1. Roster overview by class/contributions/etc.
    1. Football - 47.53% of points returning for 2020-21
    2. Men’s Basketball - 40.86% of points returning for 2020-21
    3. Women’s Basketball - 33.77% of points returning for 2020-21
  2. Recruiting classes & rankings
    1. Football (per 247sports.com)
      1. Ranked 65 in 2020 - link
      2. Ranked 54 in 2019 - link
      3. Ranked 57 in 2018 - link
      4. Ranked 64 in 2017 - link
      5. Ranked 68 in 2016 - link
      6. Ranked 58 in 2015 - link
      7. Ranked 63 in 2014 - link
      8. Ranked 55 in 2013 - link
      9. Ranked 61 in 2012 - link
      10. Ranked 53 in 2011 - link
    2. Men’s Basketball (per 247sports.com)
      1. Ranked 146 in 2020 - link
      2. Ranked 169 in 2019 - link
      3. Ranked 78 in 2018 - link
      4. Ranked 138 in 2017 - link
      5. Ranked 127 in 2016 - link
      6. Ranked 87 in 2015 - link
      7. Ranked 67 in 2014 - link
      8. Ranked 245 in 2013 - link
      9. Not Ranked in 2012 - link
      10. Ranked 108 in 2011 - link
  3. Future schedules & game contracts
    1. Football - link
      1. Home and home with Oklahoma State (Stillwater: 2018, Boise: 2021)
      2. Home and home with UCF (Orlando: 2021, Boise: 2023)
      3. Home and home with UTEP (Boise: 2021, El Paso: 2022)
      4. Home and home with Oregon State (Corvallis: 2022, Boise: 2023)
      5. 2 for 1 with Oregon (Eugene: 2024 & 2026, Boise: 2025)
        1. Exchanging $300K for 2024 & 2025
        2. Boise State receives $800K for 2026
      6. Home and home with Houston (Boise: 2024, Houston: 2025)
      7. Home and home with Georgia Southern (Statesboro: 2024, Boise: 2028)
      8. Home and home with USF (Tampa: 2025, Boise: 2027)
      9. Home and home with East Carolina (Boise: 2026, Greenville: 2028)
      10. Home and home with Rice (Houston: 2027, Boise: 2029)
      11. Postponed home and home with Cincinnati (Boise: 2028, Cincinnati: 2029)
      12. Home and home with Washington State (Pullman: 2032, Boise: 2033)
17. City/Area Profile
  1. Overview 
    1. Visit Boise
    2. TripAdvisor Things to do in Boise - link
  2. Cost of Living
    1. 5.3% lower than National average - link
  3. Neighborhoods/Home Values
    1. Neighborhoods
      1. NeighborhoodScout.com - link
      2. Niche.com - link
      3. AreaVibes.com - link
    2. Crime Map - link
    3. Home Values
      1. Redfin - link
      2. Zillow - link
      3. Realtor.com - link
  4. Schools/Churches
    1. Boise School District - link
      1. GreatSchools.org ratings - link
      2. SchoolDigger.com ratings - link
      3. Niche.com ratings - link
    2. Area Private Schools
      1. PrivateSchoolReview.com - link
      2. Niche.com ratings - link
  5. Houses of Worship - link
  6. Campus Map - link
D1.dossiers: Boise State
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