Curt Apsey enters his second year as Boise State’s Athletic Director in 2016-17. Apsey, who spent 16 years at Boise State (1998-2014) as Senior Associate Athletic Director, was named Athletic Director on June 23, 2015.
Apsey returned to Boise after nearly a year as the Athletic Director of Carroll College in Helena, Mont. During his first tenure at Boise State, he also served as interim athletic director for the final months of 2011.
His responsibilities included management of the external fundraising efforts, working closely with the Executive Director of the Bronco Athletic Association. He oversaw media relations and sports information, marketing and promotions, the Athletic Ticket Office and the Stueckle Sky Center Special Events Center. He supervised several sports, including football, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s golf.
His first season overseeing Bronco Athletics featured many highlights, beginning with a successful fall season. Boise State football capped its season with a resounding 55-7 win over Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the volleyball team won 23 matches, the most for the program since 1990, and for the first time in school history both the men’s and women’s cross country teams qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Boise State student-athletes also captured four conference athlete of the year awards, 38 individual conference championships and 130 all- conference honors. The women’s gymnastics program captured its second-straight Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference title and qualified for an NCAA Regional for the ninth-straight year.
Bronco student-athletes continued their success in the classroom, posting a department-record combined cumulative grade-point average of 3.24 for the 2015-16 academic year.
Bronco women’s gymnastics posted a team GPA of 3.8087, giving them the highest team GPA among women’s gymnastics teams in the country according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W).
Women’s swimming and diving, recognized as a Scholar All-America program by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) in 2015-16, posted the highest team GPA among all Division I programs during the Fall 2015 semester (3.64).
Apsey finished a successful 2014-15 academic year with Carroll College that saw the Fighting Saints capture the Frontier Conference’s Bandy Memorial All-Sports Trophy, winning conference championships in both football and men’s cross country.
In addition to the outright league title, Carroll’s football team earned the No. 1 seed in the NAIA Football Championship Series, advancing to the quarterfinals. The men’s and women’s cross country teams each finished in the top 10 at the NAIA National Championships — the highest finishes in program history — and the women’s basketball team advanced to the NAIA Division I Championship.
Apsey oversaw the first men’s soccer and softball seasons in Carroll College history.
Of the department’s 15 programs, 14 recorded grade-point averages above 3.0, and the nearly 400 student-athletes combined for a department GPA of 3.24.
In his time at Boise State, Apsey has worked with both corporate and individual donors to make long-lasting improvements to Boise State athletics and athletics facilities.
Apsey headed the “Initiative for Athletic Excellence” capital campaign to improve and expand athletic facilities that included the Caven-Williams Indoor Sports Complex ($10 million, 2006), the Stueckle Sky Center ($37 million, 2008), the Arguinchona Basketball Complex ($3 million, 2011) and the Bleymaier Football Center ($22 million, 2012).
Before arriving at Boise State, Apsey served as Assistant Director of Athletics at California State University San Bernardino for four years. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director of Development at CSU Bakersfield from 1990-94.
Apsey earned a degree in physical education from Cal Poly in 1988. He was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer team where he set the school’s career record for most goals scored and served as assistant coach for six years. He and his wife Teresa have two children, Sofia and Madison.