Connecticut vs. Nebraska, 12.21.16

Former Nebraska basketball player and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Danielle Page receives a ball from Marc Boehm of the Nebraska Athletic Department at a 2016 game.

Veteran administrator Marc Boehm will take on a more limited role with the Nebraska men's basketball program as it enters a new era under Fred Hoiberg, Boehm said Monday evening.

The Grand Island native, who has been at Nebraska since 2003 and overseen men's basketball the majority of that time, saw his role begin to change when athletic director Bill Moos took over in late 2017.

"I have eight areas that I oversee since Bill got here, and each one of those areas is evolving; they're taking so much time, and they have tremendous growth," Boehm said. "And if you can only imagine, the development end has really taken a huge amount of time. 

"It always has, because right now we're in the middle of possibly doing some great things, facilities-wise."

Boehm's official title is executive associate athletic director for external operations. He oversees all external areas of Nebraska's athletic department, including development, ticketing, communications, emerging media, marketing and HuskerVision.

"Bill and I just thought, 'You've got a fresh start, let's try to put things into position with the best interest of Nebraska athletics,'" Boehm said.

Boehm said he will still be involved with basketball, as he is with all of Nebraska's sports, from the external side — marketing, social media, and HuskerVision, for example.

In the meantime, Moos will take on a more active role in oversight of men's basketball as he's done with football since the hiring of Scott Frost.

"I'm extremely happy," Boehm said. "It's going to be a great thing for Nebraska athletics."

Jamie Vaughn, who is Nebraska's executive associate AD for compliance, will also assist with basketball oversight as Hoiberg completes his staff and builds a roster.

"When you look at all the possible transfers, it makes sense that compliance is involved," Boehm said. "And Jamie does such a great job. He's really methodical and organized, and he'll do a tremendous job."

Boehm's crowning achievement while at Nebraska is the construction of the Hendricks practice facility, which opened in 2011, and Pinnacle Bank Arena, which opened in 2013. He played a lead role in fundraising for the facilities, which Hoiberg cited numerous times during his introductory press conference.

"When I got here in 2003, you walk into Devaney and you're swatting flies around. I'll never forget that. So we all knew we had a long way to go," Boehm said. "So, very proud of the Hendricks complex and PBA, which took about six years of my life dedicated to that project. We will always be very, very proud of that because I think it's turned out to be a tremendous facility."

Boehm's acumen in getting those facilities built could play a key role for Nebraska moving forward as well. Potential upgrades for football, golf and swimming facilities have been talked about for months, although nothing is set in stone. Moos said in November that Nebraska has football facilities "that I believe need to be updated."

"You always have to be thinking ahead. You always have to be evolving on what's next," Boehm said. "We've got to look at a lot of different facilities for our sports. You've got to really keep on those things or they can really go down quickly.

"So that's the next phase, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.


Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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