|Position:||Associate AD Game Management & Operations|
|Alma Mater:||Boston '88|
Tom McGann is in his ninth year as a member of the CU athletic department, as he was hired on October 25, 2006 as the director of operations and game management. He was promoted to an associate athletic director three years later.
He has overseen the completion of several major multi-million dollar projects, including the construction of CU’s state of the art practice facility for basketball and volleyball and the upgrading of video boards at Folsom Field and the Coors Events Center. Presently, he is intimately involved in the details and coordination of the $143 Athletics Complex Expansion that when completed in the summer of 2015, will have reconfigured the northeast corner of Folsom Field, renovated the Dal Ward Athletics Center and have built a long-awaited indoor practice facility. He also overhauled CU’s game day operations and has worked closely with Homeland Security.
McGann, 47, joined the CU staff from the University of Idaho, where he had been the acting assistant vice president of auxiliary services for the previous six months, in conjunction with serving as the director of Idaho’s student sports complex. He was associated with Idaho since 1998, when he was named manager of the Kibbie Dome.
He was member of the Vandals’ senior athletic staff and had responsibilities with capital projects, facility operations and event operations, along with managing several multi-purpose facilities. McGann played a significant role in the transition of Idaho from I-AA to I-A status in the NCAA, and also served as the interim executive director for the Vandal Scholarship Fund for the better part of the 2003-04 academic year.
He shifted to manager of UI’s physical activities complex in 2004 before moving into his final position with the student sports complex before moving on to CU. In that role, he oversaw an operations budget of $25 million with over 100 full-time employees.
He has extensive experience in university administration, athletics in general, customer service and philosophy and even in coaching, as he is a long-time coach of youth soccer, baseball and hockey.
Prior to his time in Idaho, McGann was the assistant manager for the Case Athletic Center for five years at his alma mater, Boston University. He graduated from BU in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked as an undergrad for both the athletic and physical education departments, and was hired full-time upon his graduation in BU’s athletic facilities department.
He helped to oversee day-to-day operations, manage student workers and security staff, and managed and aided event crews in game set up and breakdown. He held that position for five years before moving into his management role with the Case Center in 1993.
He was born February 27, 1967 in Boston, and graduated Issaquah (Wash.) High School where he lettered in football and wrestling. In addition, he played junior hockey for three years in Vancouver, B.C. He is married to the former Nancy Schwed, and they are the parents of three boys, Toddy (18), Sean (16) and Jacob (14). He is also active in the community as a youth hockey coach and administrator.