Boise State names Curt Apsey athletic director; Apsey ‘excited to be home’
BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State University announced Tuesday that Curt Apsey has been named the university's new Athletic Director.
Apsey returns to Idaho after nearly a year as the Athletic Director of Carroll College in Helena, Montana, but he has a long history at Boise State. He was Boise State's Senior Associate Athletic Director for 16 years, as well as interim director for the final months of 2011.
"I couldn't be more excited to be home," Apsey said. "Looking at the high level of performance across all sports on the field and in the classroom, it is clear that Boise State Athletics has never had a more promising future. I look forward to working with our coaches, student-athletes, athletics leadership team and the university in continuing to build one of the most admired programs in the country."
While at Boise State, Apsey's responsibilities included management of the external fundraising efforts and working closely with Executive Director of the Bronco Athletic Association. He oversaw media relations and sports information, marketing and promotions, the Athletic Ticket Office and Stueckle Sky Center Special Events Center. He supervised several sports, including football, women's soccer and men's and women's golf.
"Curt is one of the main reasons Boise State University has achieved the incredible athletics success it has enjoyed for more than a decade," Boise State University President Bob Kustra said. "He understands how we got to where we are today, and knows where this university needs to go in the future. I know that our coaches, players, fans and supporters will be as glad as I am that he is back."
Apsey's contract was approved Tuesday by Boise State's trustees on the State Board of Education. It largely is the same as his predecessor's, with a base salary of $331,500 plus a series of incentives that kick in if the university earns a high academic progress rate (APR); posts student-athlete grade-point averages over 3.0; ranks highly in the National Association of Directors of Collegiate Athletics Director's Cup; or achieves on-field milestones like winning certain conference championships, reaching postseason play or playing in a bowl game.