Tom McGann enters his sixth year with University of Colorado athletic department as the director of game management and operations.
McGann is responsible with a number of duties at CU including game management, day-to-day-operations, maintenance, scheduling, food service and all capital projects and improvements.
"Tom's expertise, experience and work ethic coupled with the specific areas of influence he will oversee makes him a great fit for this position," CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn said. "We anticipate immediate and lasting results from his leadership. We're very fortunate and pleased to have attracted someone of Tom's stature."
Prior to joining the CU staff, McGann was previously at the University of Idaho, where he was the assistant vice president of auxiliary services, in conjunction with serving as the director of Idaho's student sports complex.
Tom began with the University of Idaho in 1998, and 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 2003-05.
He shifted to manager of UI's physical activities complex in 2004 before moving into his current position with the student sports complex this past January. He managed an operations budget of $25 million with over 100 full-time employees. McGann 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 at 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.
"Since the start of my career in college athletics, it has been a goal of mine to work at an institution that is a place of academic and athletic prominence coupled with a great living environment," McGann said. "This is what the University of Colorado exemplifies."
McGann, 46, and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of three boys, Toddy (16), Sean (14) and Jacob (12).