The Campaign for Morehouse College: Athletics

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MOREHOUSE COLLEGE ATHLETICS

ATHLETICS

Advancing excellence in athletics and developing distinguished Men of Morehouse through physical fitness, achievement, self-confidence, leadership, and fellowship.


M O R E H O U S E C O L L E G E AT H L E T I C S

Academic excellence is known as a varsity “sport” at Morehouse College, and the competition to be at the top doesn’t stop in the classroom. Our scholar athletes are also formidable competitors on Maroon Tigers’ athletic fields and courts. Standing on the shoulders of renowned alumni such as Olympic gold medalist Edwin C. Moses, NBA great Harold Ellis, and the legendary Donn Clendenon, the New York Mets first baseman who was named MVP of the 1969 World Series, Morehouse Athletics strives to compete at the highest level of sports, while remaining steadfast to the College’s mission to develop exceptional men for lives leadership, scholarship, and service.

At the Core of the College’s mission is the expectation of excellence in all endeavors. That holds true in athletics. The program works in alignment with the College’s educational vision to contribute to a comprehensive and allencompassing educational experience and prepare students for excellence beyond the playing field. Focusing on its core values—health and fitness, pride, brotherhood, sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and a love for athletic competition—has propelled its teams to glory. The Maroon Tigers have won numerous victories, including division titles in football, track and field, tennis, cross country, baseball, as well as individual awards for the program’s esteemed coaches.

Strict adherence to NCAA rules of compliance, fiscal responsibility, and student-athlete personal development have raised the program’s profile nationally, making Morehouse a school in high demand for athletic partnerships and a soughtafter host for athletic tournaments. Morehouse College Athletics adds exceptional value and benefit to campus life at Morehouse College and the surrounding community. Scholar athletes can participate in eight sports: Football

Cross Country

Basketball

Tennis

Baseball

Golf

Track and Field

Volleyball

Morehouse College Athletics aspires to be a regional center of excellence, providing opportunties for advanced academic and athletic experiences that promote ethical leadership and success in a global society.

THE CAMPAIGN FOR MOREHOUSE COLLEGE


M O R E H O U S E C O L L E G E AT H L E T I C S

CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES New Football Stadium (in current location)

Strategic Imperatives Morehouse Athletics envisions the development of a robust sports program for scholar athletes that is the best in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), the region, and the country. Morehouse Athletics seeks to achieve this goal by improving its facilities, upholding the College’s practice of utilizing curricular and extracurricular programs as catalysts for teaching, learning, and participation, and by elevating its efforts to develop scholar athletes as leaders who are committed to pursuing excellence in their given sport, as well as the classroom. The following are key initiatives to propel this vision forward: H elp support and increase student-athlete academic performance to achieving cumulative GPAs of 3.2 or higher. G raduate 75 percent of scholar athletes attending Morehouse College within four years. O btain funding for all sports at 90 percent of the NCAA equivalency or higher.

C onsistently finish in the SIAC Top 3 in every offered sport and advance to the regional playoffs. O btain 50 percent of annual funding contributions from athletic alumni. S eek ownership and/or lease of Morehouse College buses for travel. W in the SIAC Commissioner’s Cup for Men’s Sports.

Invest in Success Rooted in the foundation of the College’s mission to produce self-confident leaders who are engaged in their communities and the world around them, student-athletes are paramount to a comprehensive Morehouse experience. With your support, Morehouse College can make great strides in bringing Morehouse Athletics to the pinnacle of excellence in sports and competition.

$35,000,000

Football Scoreboard

$396,000

Track Revitalization

$815,000

Tennis Courts

$300,000

Baseball Field

$1,000,000

Student Development Coordinator Two (2) full-time Assistant Football Coaches

$65,000

$130,000

Strength & Conditioning Coach

$65,000

Full time Assistant Baseball Coach

$52,000

Athletic Scholarships TOTAL

$96,000,000 $133,823,000

MAKING MEN OF CONSEQUENCE


“I WENT TO MOREHOUSE AT A TIME WHEN THERE WAS NO TRACK AND FIELD ON CAMPUS AND BECAME AN OLYMPIC MEDALIST USING MY BACKGROUND IN PHYSICS. WITH MORE INVESTMENT IN ATHLETIC FACILITIES AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE, THE SKY IS THE LIMIT ON WHAT SCHOLAR ATHLETES COULD ACHIEVE IN THEIR CHOSEN SPORT.” OLYMPIAN EDWIN C. MOSES ’78 | TWO-TIME GOLD MEDALIST, 400-METER HURDLES

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