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Mike Bohn Out as AD at CU

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    [h=3]Mike Bohn [/h]May 28th
    MIKE BOHN OUT AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT COLORADO
    It has been reported … and confirmed … that Mike Bohn is out as the athletic director at the University of Colorado.
    CU press release … University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today announced he has accepted the resignation of CU-Boulder Athletic Director Mike Bohn, effective June 3.
    “Mike Bohn led CU-Boulder athletics in a time of great transition and change,” said DiStefano. “We are grateful to him for his vision, passion and commitment, and for his key role in revitalizing men’s and women’s basketball, helping us to join the Pac-12 Conference, and in taking important steps to upgrade athletic facilities at CU-Boulder. We wish him well.”
    DiStefano said he will in the coming days appoint a search committee to conduct a national search for Bohn’s successor.
    DiStefano said the university will be seeking “a dynamic leader” as athletic director – someone who, he said, “can focus on our key goals of fundraising, building a dynamic organization, and creating long-term sustainability in the athletics mission.”
    The university in February announced a $50 million facilities fundraising campaign as the anchor of a $170 million multiphase, multiyear upgrade of CU athletics facilities at Folsom Field and the Dal Ward Center, and the development of an indoor practice facility.
    “We are seeking a talented leader who can build on Mike’s vision and make it a reality,” said DiStefano.
    Bohn was named the university’s sixth athletic director on April 13, 2005, five months after CU Athletic Director Dick Tharp stepped down.

    Bohn’s bio … Bohn*grew up in Boulder and graduated from Boulder High in 1979, and was named the CU athletic director in April 2005 after working as AD at San Diego State for 18 months.
    In August 2011, Bohn received a five-year extension from the Board of Regents and the Chancellor that secured him into 2017.
    In addition to moving Colorado from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 in June 2010, Bohn has overseen the hiring of nine head coaches: Mike MacIntyre, Jon Embree and Dan Hawkins (football); Tad Boyle and Jeff Bzdelik (men’s basketball); Linda Lappe and Kathy McConnell-Miller (women’s basketball); Roy Edwards (men’s golf); and Liz Kritza (volleyball).
    Before San Diego State, Bohn was athletic director at Idaho for five years (1999-2003). During his career, Bohn has worked on the athletic department staffs at the Air Force Academy (1984-92) as well as Colorado State (1996-98). He also worked for the College Football Association.
    Bohn left Boulder out of high school and played baseball at the University of Kansas, graduating in 1983.

    … Lists of possible replacement for Mike*Bohn*are already being*compiled. A list of potential*candidates for CU’s seventh Athletic Diretor will be posted tonight … Anyone up for Bill McCartney as athletic director? Could he pass muster with the rest of the CU community? With the the Boulder community? With donors? …



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  2. FlatironsBuff

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    Seriously Stu. Don't mention McCartney again. No, and hell no. Zero qualifications as an AD for CSU-Pueblo, much less here.
     
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    Let Mac ride off into the sunset with whatever grace there is left to muster. We definitely need to look elsewhere.
     
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    I highly doubt Mac will even be considered, way too polarizing.
     
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    McCartney as AD would have been a reasonable discussion after Tharp was fired. Now? Not so much. Especially after the hissy fit he threw after Embree was fired.


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    Mac 1 is still dead to me.
     
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    His stance on social issues wasn't OK while he was here, it's even less acceptable in 2013. If he would've been hired, he would've been on a tight leash.
     
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    His stance on social issues is only a problem for people who don't give a damn about CU athletics. I really don't care what those people think.


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    I'm sure you don't, I'm just saying I think it would hinder his ability to get hired to such a prominent position at CU.
     
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    It's irrelevant at this point anyway. After his racially charged hissy fit over the JE dismissal. I would just assume he didn't have any decision making authority at CU.


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    As evidenced by my post count, I do give a damn about CU athletics and his stance on social issues would be a huge problem and embarrassment to me were he to head our athletic department.
     
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    In the hypothetical world if he had been hired, his past comments would've been brought up. It's 2013, not the mid-90s, making anti-gay comments back than was at the very least somewhat acceptable. He would've had to defend it by talking about how his religious beliefs wouldn't prevent him from working with gay staffers/student-athletes or something like that.
     

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