|Position:||Director of Athletics|
Marcus Blossom is in his first year as the director of intercollegiate athletics at the College of the Holy Cross in 2019-2020. Blossom joined the Crusaders after spending five years as the senior associate director of athletics for business and administration at Boston College.
At Boston College from 2014-2019, Blossom was a member of the department’s executive team assisting with all aspects of strategic planning and vision execution. He served as the senior financial and human resources officer for athletics, and was responsible for all fiscal activities including budget planning, formulation, management and resource allocation. Blossom was also a member of the athletics and university advancement campaign committee, and had oversight of interactive media and broadcast services. In addition, he was the sport administrator for men’s basketball, softball, women’s rowing and men’s and women’s sailing, and served as the chair of the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s rowing committee.
Prior to his time with the Eagles, Blossom spent two years as the associate director of athletics for business operations at Providence College from 2012-2014. He was a member of the Friars’ senior staff assisting with all aspects of strategic planning, while being responsible for effective leadership and guidance for all business-related activities. In addition, Blossom served as the sport administrator for men’s soccer and was a member of the men’s basketball vision team.
Blossom was previously the associate director of athletics for finance at Brown University from 2010-2012. With the Bears, he developed, analyzed and monitored the annual budget and all business activities for an athletic and physical education department that included 37 Division I sports and 16 club sports. Blossom also had direct oversight of Brown’s marketing and promotions, communications and ticket offices.
From 2008-2010, Blossom served as an assistant director of championships for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He was responsible for evaluating bid financials and strategies for 84 NCAA championships, and managed the entire championship request for proposal process for the selection of championship host cities. Blossom was also the NCAA’s liaison with selected coaches’ associations and national governing bodies.
Prior to his time with the NCAA, Blossom spent two years at Central Michigan University from 2006-2008, beginning as the athletics business manager before being promoted to assistant athletics director for business operations. He managed the day-to-day operations of the athletics business office in addition to developing, analyzing and monitoring annual budget and business activities for the department’s 14 Division I sports.
Blossom was also an administrative services intern for the NCAA for one year after beginning his career as a financial analyst for Abbott Laboratories.
A 2001 graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Blossom was a four-year letterwinner for the Huskies’ men’s basketball team. He finished his career with 1,475 points scored, while being a three-time All-America East Conference and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. Blossom went on to earn a master’s degree in sport management from West Virginia University in 2005 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2013.
Blossom and his wife, Karli, reside in North Attleboro, Mass., with their daughters, Maya and Mora.