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John Cunningham was named the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations in September 2014. Cunningham has been at Boise State since 2011, and served in the role of Executive Director for NCAA Compliance during his first three years on campus.
As the head of external relations, Cunningham oversees the operations of Boise State's development, marketing, media relations and ticket offices. He is also the sport administrator for men's basketball.
Cunningham joined the Bronco Staff after five years in the compliance field at TCU. He was hired by the Horned Frogs in 2006 as the Assistant Director of Compliance and followed up a year later with a promotion to Director of Compliance. In 2011 he was promoted again to the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. In that position, he was responsible for a comprehensive rules education program and provided rules interpretations for athletics staff, coaches, student athletes and university officials.
Prior to TCU, Cunningham served as the Compliance Coordinator at the University of Maryland. There, in addition to providing rules interpretations, he was responsible for tracking initial, continuing and transfer eligibility of over 700 student-athletes. While in law school, he was a compliance intern at Maryland for two summers.
A 2001 TCU graduate, Cunningham received a law degree from the University of Nebraska College Of Law in 2005 and is a member of the Texas Bar Association.