A new athletics director. The jubilant return of men’s basketball to Greenville’s downtown arena. The announcement of the end of baseball and men’s lacrosse. The letdown of a suddenly shortened season due to the pandemic.
These changes unfolded during a time of excitement and possibility, starting in July of 2019, with the selection of a new athletics director. Jason Donnelly arrived from Villanova University, where he served as the senior associate athletics director and executive director of athletics development. Donnelly brings a commitment to an inclusive family culture within athletics, collaboration across campus, and community involvement with an emphasis on graduating complete student-athletes, raising revenue and reinvigorating our philanthropic culture.
But amid the changes, Furman athletics continues to show its academic muscle: A program record of 281 student-athletes were named to the 2019-20 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.