BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Today it was announced that Bowling State University had relieved Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger of his duties.
Moosbrugger is a Celina graduate and a Bowling State University grad.
Prior to BGSU, Moosbrugger served at San Diego State in two stints, starting in March of 2000 as the assistant director for the Aztec Athletic Foundation. He was promoted to assistant athletic director/director of the Aztec Athletic Foundation in 2004. He was named the director of business development at the San Diego International Sports Council in February 2006 before returning to SDSU in September 2007 as the associate athletic director for development. In June 2015, he was promoted to Deputy AD/COO, in which he was the sport supervisor for football, men’s basketball and softball. He also supervised the athletics business office, development, events and facilities, and student-athlete academic services. During his tenure, Athletics raised over $78 million for the University’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. He worked collaboratively to manage the athletics department’s $46 million annual athletics budget.
Prior to his time at San Diego State, Moosbrugger was as an assistant ticket manager and athletic ticket manager at Fresno State from 1996-2000. He was an intern/graduate assistant at Ball State from 1994-96.
On behalf of Bowling Green State University, President Rodney K. Rogers issued the following statement regarding a leadership transition in BGSU Athletics:
“Since July 2016, Bob Moosbrugger has served as director of athletics at Bowling Green State University. During that time, the University’s athletics programs have certainly made progress. As a new president in 2018, I especially appreciated his leadership and counsel to me. On a personal level, I could always count on Bob’s integrity, kindness and commitment to his alma mater. Beyond the accomplishments, which include securing our baseball program’s future, navigating COVID-19, increasing our high GPA levels, and elevating the success of our volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and women’s basketball teams, Bob has been a champion of our student-athletes and their success from his first day.
However, as Division I programs such as BGSU face the transformation of intercollegiate athletics – with opportunities and challenges such as name, image and likeness – along with the need to increase and diversify resources, and to refocus the holistic role athletics has on an institution, we need to consider new perspectives and strongly position BGSU Athletics for the future. We remain committed to competing at the highest levels athletically and academically.
I am grateful for Bob’s service to his alma mater, and I certainly wish him the very best in the next chapter of his career. In the interim, Stacy Kosciak, our current deputy athletic director, will serve in this leadership position, and BGSU will launch a national search immediately to place our next director of athletics.”
Following was from Bob Moosbrugger sent to the athletic department at BGSU: