We’re on to the next candidate in our continuing “Better Know A Boston College Athletic Director Candidate” series, this time with Holy Cross Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom.
Blossom is a candidate with strong Boston College ties. He was at the Heights for five years and last served at BC as “Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Business and Administration,” which is quite a mouthful.
Prior to BC, he had a pretty interesting career out of college. He graduated from Northeastern in 2001 and worked as a financial analyst outside of collegiate athletics entirely. He interned for the NCAA for a year before kicking off his career in college sports with stops at Central Michigan, Brown, and Providence, throwing in a stint as Assistant Director of Championships at the NCAA in the middle of it all.
That brings us to his current role as Athletic Director at Holy Cross. The good news there is, well, he’s got some experience in the role, technically. The bad news, though, is he’s only been in the position for a year, so even aside from the fact that he’s very inexperienced, it’s hard to imagine him leaving the job after just a year. Obviously, he would take it if offered (
no all disrespect to Holy Cross, but they are, well, Holy Cross), but it wouldn’t be the best look, especially with people miffed that Jarmond is leaving the Heights after being here for three times as long.
The biggest knock on Blossom’s candidacy, though, is that he has very, very limited experience in a major athletic department. The silver lining is that his major athletic department experience came at, hey!, Boston College. So if you’re looking for a TL;DR look at Marcus Blossom, just read this one paragraph.