Auburn makes hiring of Bryan Harsin's Football Chief of Staff official
As was previously evident on social media, former Boise State administrator Brad Larrondo has followed Bryan Harsin to Auburn to be an Associate Athletic Director and the football program’s Chief of Staff, AU announced Sunday.
“The Auburn family is getting a high caliber football administrator and builder of teams and culture in Brad Larrondo,” Harsin said. “Even more important, this program is getting a tremendous person of high character in Brad who values real connection, extreme follow through and the overall student-athlete and staff experience. His position is vitally important to the championship program we are creating day by day here at Auburn.”
At Boise State, Larrondo was the primary sport liaison to the Director of Athletics for football, while also serving in a chief of staff role under the head coach. Named a Senior Associate Athletic Director and Football Chief of Staff in July 2019, he was the athletic department’s primary football contact and the liaison for the head coach, assisting with oversight of the football support staff.
Larrondo also provided external support for fundraising and community outreach and assisted with the direction and growth of the program. He also worked closely with the Director of Athletics on sport management and department-wide initiatives within the department.
From 2017-19, Larrondo was the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. He provided oversight to marketing & promotions, the Bronco Athletic Association, the athletic ticket office and Bronco Sports Properties.
“The opportunity provided by Coach Harsin and [Auburn athletic director] Allen Greene is one that I am extremely grateful for and will work tirelessly every day to uphold the elite standards of Auburn football and Auburn athletics,” Larrondo said. “Auburn University speaks of excellence in all phases, and being a part of the Auburn family is something I know will be a life-changing personal and professional experience.”
Larrondo served as Boise State’s Associate Athletic Director for Football from 2012-17, handling the external duties of the Broncos’ football program. This included serving as the director of high school and youth football camps, maintaining booster relations and organizing community service projects for student-athletes and coaches.