BOISE, Idaho — The Boise State Broncos have chosen Jeramiah Dickey as the new Director of Athletics, according to a press release and announced by President Dr. Marlene Tromp on Saturday.
Hiring Dickey is a big step for Boise State in hiring a new head football coach after Bryan Harsin left for Auburn University.
Dickey most recently served as Baylor University's Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. He began his Baylor career in February 2017, it is important to note that this is the year after the 2016 season when sexual assault allegations where made against the Baylor program. At Baylor, he first served as Associate Vice President of Athletic Operations before being promoted to Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics a year later. Dickey worked at the University of Houston, the University of Akron and the University of Texas at El Paso under multiple positions as well.
“Throughout this process, I have spoken with many of Bronco Athletics’ most important past leaders and supporters for their insights. Their guidance played a key role for me,” said Tromp. “Our dedicated committee forwarded a pool of candidates whose caliber was stunning — people who represented some of the best athletics programs in the country and who wanted the opportunity to lead our Broncos. We stayed true to the profile we had built in concert with the department and our supporters: Jeramiah Dickey not only matched that profile perfectly, he rose to the top of the candidate pool. His blue-collar work ethic, humility, rich past experience, and extraordinary performance make him an excellent fit for advancing Boise State.”
According to Boise State's press release, at Baylor University, Dickey provided leadership, operational oversight and team vision to the Baylor Bears' external relations, according to the press release from Boise State. Dickey also assisted with business operations, facilities, event management, capital projects, equipment, information technology and human resources units, while also serving as sport program administrator for football, overseeing scheduling, operational organization and initiatives through collaboration with the head coach and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades.
The press release said Dickey also served as a senior advisory staff member to Rhoades, establishing, fostering and maintaining communications with coaches, administration and direct reports with regard to the department's strategic initiatives and unit strategies, goals and objectives. Additionally, Dickey was accountable for a budget in the upper third of the Big 12, and was the athletics liaison to Baylor’s Office of General Counsel and Human Resources.
“I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead Bronco Athletics,” said Dickey. “There is no question the Boise State national brand resonates at the highest levels in college athletics. The successes surrounding all of Bronco Athletics are well known. I am looking forward to working with President Tromp as we build on that solid foundation of all of our programs.”