Bohn Beefs Up Staff with Sosna

Ryan Kartje (LA Times)  —  Brandon Sosna, who worked with new USC athletic director Mike Bohn at Cincinnati, is set to follow Bohn to the West.

Sosna (left) will join USC’s athletic department this month as a senior associate athletic director and Bohn’s chief of staff, according to a person with knowledge of his hiring. His addition at USC marks Bohn’s first major hire from outside of the department since he was named its director last month.

Bohn, who spent the last five years at Cincinnati, hired Sosna as the Bearcats’ chief revenue officer in February. Sosna, 27, had previously served as Bohn’s chief of staff at Cincinnati, before spending two seasons as a salary-cap analyst for the Cleveland Browns.

In his second stint at Cincinnati, Sosna helped oversee a banner year for the department, one that helped him earn a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for top young entrepreneurs in sports.

At USC, where he’s slated to start Dec. 20, Sosna will again report directly to Bohn. His responsibilities beyond that remain unclear.

USC does not list a chief revenue officer, nor does it list more than a handful of others at the level of senior associate athletic director. As several senior administrators departed in recent years, many vacant leadership roles had yet to be filled.

Others have been shuffled around and promoted into new responsibilities. Joyce Bell, who previously worked as associate director of risk management and student services, was recently promoted to senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator, a position previously held by Donna Heinel, who was indicted and fired for her role in the college admissions scandal.

The only other outside addition to USC’s athletic department came in September, when interim athletic director Dave Roberts hired a deputy athletic director, Paul Perrier, who’d previously worked at USC in a compliance role.

Roberts, who led the department through Bohn’s hiring, is now listed as a special advisor to the director.

latimes.com

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Jamaica
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That’s all we need…. another bean counter to squeeze more of the buffalo off a nickel. But this man sounds like he will be a “buffer” in limiting access to Bohn as well as his gofer. I haven’t made up my mind about Bohn being what USC needs. It doesn’t help that Folt & Bohn feel absolute secrecy is how they want to operate behind closed doors. That shows they are little people with thin skins…..

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I suspect that the decision to keep Clay may have been due to Bohn needing time to get his staff in place and fully evaluate the situation before reaching a decision.

In any profession, a new leader doesn’t necessarily gut the organization at first but starts with a few key positions and takes time to see how people perform.

If this is what Bohn is doing then chances are next fall he may make a change unless Clay proves he can coach at a high level.

Paul_Muad_dib
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So you’re guaranteeing that Bohn fires Helton after the 2020 season then? Because Helton cannot and will never coach at a high level.

TrojanMPA90
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It depends on what Bohn’s expectations are for next season.

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Hopefully Sosna can be Bohns hit man and take out the dead wood that has been laying around HH for so long.