SFA Athletics Announces Under Armour as Official Outfitter
Dec. 12, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Stephen F. Austin Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore, Md.-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories, is now the official outfitter for SFA intercollegiate athletic teams.
The multi-year agreement gives Under Armour the exclusive right to provide uniforms, apparel, footwear, and accessories to 11 varsity sports including, football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, and softball. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit all members of the athletic department including coaches and staff.
"We are proud to provide SFA student-athletes with the most innovative products designed to allow them to perform at their best," said Walker Jones, Senior Director, Sports Marketing- NCAA and Grassroots, Under Armour.
“Having Under Armour as our official outfitter is a direct result of our athletic success over the past several years, “said Robert Hill, Director of Athletics. “I consider Under Armour to be the premier provider for performance apparel and to have them outfitting our teams can only help us grow our brand.”
What SFA coaches are saying about Under Armour:
“Being a part of a family is the foundation for with which we are building our basketball program here at SFA. The partnership with Under Armour allows us to continue to sell the family concept to our prospective student athletes and their families,” said men’s head basketball coach Brad Underwood. “What a great company with great products and people, the perfect fit for SFA Men’s Basketball.”
“We are excited to join the Under Armour brand because of their innovative approach to both footwear and apparel, as well as their family-first service model. Our players and staff love everything about our UA gear," says Brandon Schneider, head women’s basketball coach.
“I have been very impressed with what Under Armour has done over the past several years in their line of soccer products. Our players are thrilled with the comfort of their footwear and the overall look and feel of their apparel,” said women’s head soccer coach Wally Crittenden. “The brand identity and the swagger it communicates is exactly what I want for our players the second they step on the field”
“We are really glad to be in partnership with Under Armour. The gear is the best we have ever had. My athletes love the way it allows them to move during practices yet is very durable,” said head baseball coach Johnny Cardenas.
“UA is the product we have been looking for. Our players look good and feel good both on and off of the field. UA makes recruiting easier. Everyone wants to wear it,” said Gay McNutt head softball coach.
About Under Amour--Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Md. For further information, visit the company's website at www.ua.com.