On Monday, we officially launched the “I Give a Buc” campaign in support of our “Be GREAT” initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to provide resources and create a world-class experience for every one of our student-athletes. To do this, we have to focus on new programs including mental health, nutrition, sports psychology, career development, and mentoring.
Since taking over on August 1, 2022, my priority was to try to stabilize the athletic department in two areas. First, like every mid-major program in the country, we were faced with some challenging financial issues. While we certainly are not out of the woods, we have made significant progress. We were pretty much “playing defense” and trying to survive the 22-23 fiscal year. Through the help of many folks inside and outside the University, we were able to finish in a much better financial situation than I would ever have expected. Secondly, we experienced challenges with staffing and internal processes. I feel we have added some very talented and experienced staff that have already made a major difference and adding processes and controls that will set the stage for much more efficient operation.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 9, 2023) – The Southern Conference proudly launches its refreshed brand today prior to the beginning of athletic competition in the 2023-24 school year.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 12, 2023) - One day after placing 58 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Spring All-Academic Team, ETSU had even more to celebrate on Wednesday as 266 student-athletes were placed on the SoCon Honor Roll, announced by the league office.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 11, 2023) – The Southern Conference announced its 2023 Spring Academic All-Conference Team on Tuesday, and ETSU had 58 student-athletes placed on the list.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 26, 2023) -- Effective immediately, East Tennessee State University will no longer offer opportunities for students to compete in Men’s Indoor Track & Field. Current and prospective student-athletes affected by the decision were notified earlier today.
GREENWOOD, Ind. (June 2, 2023) -- Five ETSU track & field student-athletes received 2022-23 Academic All-District honors from College Sports Communicators (CSC), which was announced by the organization earlier this week.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- The Southern Conference has named Michael “M.C.” Cross, Ph.D., its new commissioner, effective July 1.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 19, 2023) -- The Spring 2023 semester was another successful one for ETSU student-athletes both on the field of play and in the classroom.