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NAADD Announces 2013 Award Winners

Feb. 28, 2013

CLEVELAND – The National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Associate Athletic Director – Fundraising for the Bronco Athletic Association at Boise State University, Bob Madden, and the Association’s Fundraiser of the Year Award – University Division winner, Duke University’s Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Development, Tom Coffman.

“On behalf of NAADD, I want to congratulate both Bob and Tom on being named this year’s NAADD Award winners and being leaders in our industry,” stated NAADD President Stephen Ponder, senior executive associate AD for external relations at the University of Mississippi. “We look forward to recognizing their accomplishments at the 2013 NAADD Convention.”

The Award winners will be honored Friday, June 14 at the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual NACDA Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Bob Madden
Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Madden has just completed his thirty-third year in athletics development at Boise State University.  He has served as the executive director of the Bronco Athletic Association (BAA) through 2012.  Currently as associate AD for fundraising, he focuses on soliciting financial support for capital projects and the scholarship endowment program.

During Madden’s tenure, Boise State Athletics has dramatically increased its fundraising efforts in the areas of memberships, sport enhancements, scholarship endowments, capital campaigns and targeted special events.  He has helped raise financial support for eight multi-million dollar capital projects.  During this same period, he played an integral role in growing the scholarship endowment fund from $30,000 to $15,400,000.

Since 1983, Madden has helped coordinate the bi-annual Boise State Scholarship Auction.  To date, that event has netted $4,365,000 through fifteen auctions.

A native of Caldwell, Idaho, Madden joined the Bronco staff after serving as Assistant Director of the Beaver Club at Oregon State University.  He started his development career as the first women’s athletic fundraiser at OSU.  While at Oregon State, Madden also served a 10-week internship at the NCAA’s national headquarters studying the organization’s overall operations.

Prior to his position at OSU, he spent five years as Director of Financial Aid and Placement at the College of Idaho. He received his undergraduate degree at the College of Idaho and graduate degrees at Oregon State University, Idaho State University and the University of Idaho.

In 1987 he qualified for CFRE certification through the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).  In 1993, he was selected as the Athletic Fundraiser of the Year by the National Conference for Athletic Fund Raising and was honored by the Idaho Chapter of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals as their Development Executive of the Year in 2001. Madden also served as the 2005-06 NAADD President.
Tom Coffman
Fundraiser of the Year - University Division

Tom Coffman joined Duke University athletics in 2005 as the department's director of athletics development and now serves as senior associate director of athletics, development & planning, coordinating fundraising for all of Duke Athletics, including annual fund, major gifts, principal gifts, varsity club (sports-specific) and campus recreation & club sports. During Coffman's tenure, Duke Athletics has raised funds totaling just under $300 million and secured the five largest financial commitments in Duke athletics' history. He also has oversight of the special events staff for Duke Athletics, and is the sport supervisor for men's tennis (a perennial top 10 program) and women's tennis (a perennial top 10 program and 2009 National Champions).

Coffman came to Durham after serving the previous three years as a senior vice president, endowments at the Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation in Rosemont, Ill. In this capacity, Coffman guided the fund-raising efforts for major gifts while directing the organization's $100 million Anniversary Campaign.  In his 30+ years of fundraising, the organizations he has served have raised in excess of $1 billion in support of education, research, medicine, and college athletics.

A 1974 graduate of Heidelberg College, Coffman is a past president of both Cure International (2000-02) and Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (1997-2000; EVP from 1992-1997). In 2000 he was named an Honorary member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His experience on the collegiate level stems from stints at Tiffin University (director of athletics and dean of men from 1974-78 & 1980-81 and director of alumni relations and development from 1981-82), Albion College (vice president for institutional advancement from 1986-88; also served in other capacities from 1982-86) and University of Missouri-Rolla (vice chancellor for university advancement from 1988-92).

Coffman and his wife of 36 years, Debby, are the proud parents of twin sons, Jon and Ben.

About NAADD: NAADD is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of athletics development and fund raising. For more information about NAADD, please visit www.naadd.com. NAADD is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 48th year. For more information on NACDA and the 13 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.