In a sudden and shocking move, USC Trojans athletic director Mike Bohn resigned from his position last Friday.
Bohn claimed it was “the right time.” His statement to the Los Angeles Times cited “being present with my treasured family” and “addressing ongoing health challenges.”
The 62 year-old Bohn had been an athletics director continuously since 1998, leading departments at Idaho, San Diego State,Colorado and Cincinnati before landing the USC position in 2019.
Bohn hired Lincoln Riley as Head Coach, turning the football program around after a rough half-decade for the Trojans.
After his decision to resign, Riley was one to come out and voice support for Bohn.
Bohn made the move from the University of Cincinnati to USC just a few years ago.
Details have now emerged about Bohn’s tenure, both at USC and Cincinnati, per Andy Wittry of On3.
Bohn reportedly made inappropriate remarks toward female employees at USC, and the Cincinnati investigations mention that he racially harassed and issued unprofessional remarks.
“Former USC athletic director Mike Bohn left the same position at Cincinnati in 2019 less than two weeks after a UC Foundation employee met with investigators from the university’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access (OEOA) regarding Bohn’s “alleged discriminatory and other professional misconduct in violation of the University Policy.”‘
These details are not a good look for Bohn or USC, and this investigation will cause some serious concerns for his future in college football.
Former USC athletic director Mike Bohn. Photo courtsey of Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times