It looks like search to replace Whit Babcock was a short one, as Cincinnati has landed on former Colorado AD Mike Bohn to lead the UC athletic department. The Enquirer’s Tom Groeschen was the first to report the news.
A quick Google search yields two impressive accomplishments on his resume.
- Bohn was immersed in moving Colorado from the Big-12 to the PAC-12 in 2010. A man with as much experience in the nuances of conference realignment is instrumental for a Cincinnati program very much on the outside looking in. This is task numero uno for the next UC AD and Mike Bohn appears to have that undertaking down.
- Bohn was a fundraising guru and renovated numerous facilities around Colorado’s campus. Under his watchful eye, donations to Buffalo athletics increased 26% during the 2012-13 school year. Additionally he spearheaded renovations to Colorado’s football stadium Folsom Field. The project cost $170 million but wasn’t funded by increasing tuition, student fees, or taking money from the state (sound familiar?).
Wow, talk about checking two huge needs off the list. At first look Mike Bohn seems like the perfect hire for Cincinnati who will continue the progress Whit Babcock made. He may even accomplish projects the former Bearcats AD didn’t get to during his time here.
We’ll have more on this when it is officially announced by UC.