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Athletic Director's Corner

 

March 1, 2018

Dear Paladin Faithful,

I hope that you are doing well and excited for spring to fully arrive!

This is one of my favorite times of the year as we have the overlap of the SoCon Basketball tournaments, Indoor/Outdoor Track and the beginning of all spring sports.  As I write this, we have already had several great performances by our spring teams as well as a record breaking performance by our Indoor Track teams at the SoCon Indoor Championships. I encourage you to browse through www.furmanpaladins.com to see our early results and success of the spring teams (Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf, Baseball, Track and Softball)

We currently lead the standings in both the Germann and Commissioner’s Cup races amongst our SoCon peers, and hope to pad those leads with a strong showing in Asheville.

First year Head Coach Bob Richey has not disappointed as your Dins set a school record for regular season wins with 22. Coach Carson and her squad have been involved in the league title conversation all year and earned a 4th seed in this week’s championship.  The excitement around our programs continues to grow as was evident by the first Timmons sell-out since my arrival in 2015, a feat I hope will become more and more ‘normal’ as we grow our fan base. Along those lines, we are launching a new campaign called the “Basketball Enhancement Fund”ß (Clickable Link) which we hope you will consider supporting.  Similar to the Football Championship Fund which has yielded two $1 million gifts since it began last year, this Enhancement fund will help support operating needs as well as allow us to continue the Timmons facelift with two new Video Boards.  If we are successful, we will be replacing the existing scoreboards with state-of-the-art videoboards which we believe will greatly enhance the fan and student-athlete experiences.

As always, thank you all for supporting our fantastic Student-Athletes who represent Furman so well!

 

Mike