HELENA, MT – Curt Apsey, senior associate athletic director for Boise State University, has been named the next Director of Athletics at Carroll College, President Tom Evans announced today. Apsey has over 30 years of successful experience in intercollegiate athletics as an athlete, coach and administrator. He has been with Boise State University for the past 16 years serving as the senior associate athletic director for the past nine years.
Dr. Evans noted Apsey’s extensive professional experience, successful fundraising capabilities and exceptional interpersonal skills among the key attributes that led to his selection.
"We could not be more pleased with Curt Apsey’s acceptance as our new athletic director," said Dr. Evans. "Curt brings a wealth of experience to the position and to Carroll. As outstanding as he was on paper, in person he was even better. Curt’s interpersonal and relationship skills make him a strong fit for this community. He was the unanimous choice of everyone he came into contact with during his visit to Carroll."
At Boise State, Apsey’s responsibilities have included the management of the external fundraising effort, media relations, marketing and promotions, licensing and merchandising, ticket sales, and oversight of the special events center and equipment, strength and conditioning staff. He has also provided sport supervision for the NCAA Division I football, women's soccer and men's and women's golf programs.
In his tenure at Boise State, Apsey is credited with heading the capital campaign "Initiative for Athletic Excellence" to improve and expand athletic facilities that included the Caven-Williams Indoor Sports Complex ($10 million, 2006), the Press Box Luxury Suite addition to Bronco Stadium ($37 million, 2008), Arguinchona Basketball Complex ($3 million, 2011) and the Bleymaier Football Complex (July 2013, $22 million). He also developed and supervised the cultivation of corporate sponsorships to allow the addition and installation of new scoreboards and instant replay video boards for both the football and basketball facilities totaling $11 million and helped secure a long term contract with Learfield Sports through 2025. In the fall of 2003, he secured the naming rights for Taco Bell Arena.
Prior to arriving at Boise State, Apsey served as Assistant Director of Athletics at CSU San Bernardino for four years. Prior to CSUSB, he was the Assistant Director of Development at CSU Bakersfield from 1990 to 1994. In addition, he spent six years as the men’s assistant soccer coach at Cal Poly State University from 1984 to 1990.
"I am very excited about this great opportunity at Carroll College,” said Apsey. “I want to thank Dr. Evans, Dr. Dawn Gallinger, and the search committee for entrusting me to lead such a great group of coaches and student athletes who are committed to excellence both academically and athletically. My wife Teresa and I are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Helena community whose support for athletics has been so impressive over the years."
Apsey, 52, is a native of California and received his bachelor’s of science degree in physical education from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, where he was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer team. He and his wife, Teresa, have two daughters, Sofia, who is a senior at her parents’ alma mater Cal Poly State, San Luis Obispo, and Madison, who is a freshman and member of the women’s soccer team at Carroll College.
Apsey will assume his role at Carroll on October 6 replacing Bruce Parker who took a position as Athletic Director at Rocky Mountain College in June. He will be formally introduced at a press conference next Saturday, September 13.
Photo: Curt Apsey (courtesy of Boise State University)