A Letter to Our ETSU Family
A Letter to Our ETSU Family
Monday, April 6, 2020

To the ETSU Family and the best fans in the Southern Conference, 

I hope this letter finds you and your families healthy, safe, and doing what you can to support those around you.  Our primary concern is that you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. 

Like organizations all over our country, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is facing an unprecedented situation.  COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives and daily operations, including the cancellation of NCAA Championships, all spring sport practice and competition, and a newly implemented remote work effort.  While this news has been extremely disappointing, it has allowed us to focus on what is most important for our ETSU Athletics Family. 

  1. The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and entire ETSU Athletics Family.  Every member of the family is being supported to insure the maximization of their health and safety.
  2. The academic focus of our student-athletes, who are now completing their semester remotely with incredible support from faculty and our academic support team.
  3. Overall communication among all our family members.  The ability to remain connected and united in pursuit of our university mission and values has been a very special situation to experience.  

The focus on these priorities has simplified our current effort for victory.  The opponent is not a traditional rival, but COVID-19 and the Bucs will do everything necessary to achieve our world’s effort to be victorious.  Sacrifices are necessary and are being made; but together, in time, this will be one of our greatest victories. 

In future messages, our athletic department will communicate our business plans regarding ticket operations, donor gifts, special events and other important elements of our regular business.  For the time being, we are focusing on the priorities outlined above and appreciate your focus on these priorities as well.  Should you need to contact ETSU Athletics we encourage you to utilize the following email  [email protected] or by calling 423-439-4343. 

Our future is filled with HOPE.  The Bucs will be Back!  The best fans in the Southern Conference will gather again in support of the Blue & Gold.  

Thank you very much for your support.  Stay healthy and Go Bucs!

Scott Carter

Director of Athletics

East Tennessee State University