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Curt Apsey Returns to Boise State as New Athletic Director

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JEREMY LANNINGHAM
  • Jeremy Lanningham
When Boise Weekly sat down with Curt Apsey in August 2013, the then-senior associate athletic director for Boise State University said he spends most of his game days saying "Thank you" to the fans and supporters of Boise State football, basketball, track, gymnastics, wrestling (and every other sport). Apsey was integral in fundraising and overseeing capital campaigns to build the Caven-Williams Sports Complex, the Stueckle Sky Center, the Bleymaier Football Center and the Arguinchona Basketball Complex. Capsey's most challenging days came in 2011 when he was asked to step in as interim athletic director after Gene Bleymaier was fired.

"When President [Bob] Kustra asked me to do that, there was no hesitation for me to help keep our train rolling in the right direction," Apsey told BW.  "But when you're responsible for 475 student athletes and 150 staff, you lean on a lot of people."

Apsey left Boise State in the fall of 2014 to accept the position of Athletic Director at Montana's Caroll College.

But later today, Apsey will be back in Boise when it will be announced that he will be the new permanent Athletic Director for Boise State, replacing AD Mark Coyle, who is leaving to take the same post for Syracuse University.

"Without question, I love the people that I'm around," Apsey told BW in 2013. "Every day, I'm coming to work and I'm contributing to the development of these students. And when they walk away with a victory, and then they walk away with a college degree, that makes me feel pretty good. I can't think of doing anything else."