Taylor Nelson

Former Football Player • Vancouver, WA

“I feel so blessed that I have had the opportunity to be part of the T-Bird community. The progress that has been made in all aspects of the program since I got here has been incredible. That progress has been made possible by the wonderful coaches, staff, and donors like you. I really appreciate the support that has helped me realize my dream of playing college football.”

 

TRANSFORMATIONAL IMPACT

Since the creation of the Thunderbird Athletic Foundation in 2016, Southern Utah Athletics has:

  • Hired additional full-time assistant coaches in soccer, softball, volleyball, and women’s basketball

  • Added full-time head coaches for both men’s and women’s tennis

  • Created an academic support unit for our student-athletes, including three full-time staff members

  • Grew our athletic training staff from three full-time trainers to five full-time trainers

  • Added a sports psychologist to support our student-athletes’ mental well-being

  • Increased our sports performance staff from two full-time coaches to three full-time coaches and multiple interns

  • Added a sports nutritionist to ensure our student-athletes are fueling their bodies in optimal ways

  • Enhanced travel for all 17 sport programs

  • Renovated locker rooms for multiple athletic programs

  • Renovated Academic Excellence Center

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