Denny Hoobler, associate athletics director and special assistant to the athletics director, has been a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics since April, 1985, when he served as the department's first marketing director.
In 1991, he became director of the Buckeye Club, the annual fundraising department of the department athletics. In 1998 Hoobler was elevated to director of athletic development and he was named assistant athletics director in May, 2001, later expanding his position to associate director of athletics for ticketing and athletic advancement.
His current duties include representing athletics administration in working with the Buckeye football program, football travel planning and bowl preparation. He also oversees the department's courtesy car program and represents the athletic director and Ohio State at various meetings and activities campus- and state-wide.
Hoobler played an integral role in the success of the athletics portion of the University's Affirm Thy Friendship Campaign, which concluded in 2000. Over $90 million was raised in support of athletic projects
Hoobler is a native of Dellroy, Ohio, and a graduate of Carrollton High School, where he was a three-sport letterwinner. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Ohio State and went on to earn a master's degree in sports administration while working as an intern in the OSU Department of Athletics. He began his athletics career in 1979 by serving as associate athletics director at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
He also served as a member of the U.S. Army reserves from 1972-79. In 1983 Hoobler earned a master's in business administration at Ohio State.
Denny and his wife, Nancy, have two children, Angie, a 1999 Ohio State graduate, and Andrew, a 2006 OSU graduate. They currently reside in Upper Arlington.
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