Larry Coughlin of Greeneville has been announced as the chairman of the 2010-2011 Pioneer Club Campaign. Coughlin previously served as co-chairman of the 2009-2010 campaign.
Coughlin has been a long-time supporter of Tusculum College and its student-athletes and is respected in the community as a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church and the Greeneville Exchange Club.
The Pioneer Club is the college’s vehicle to provide athletic scholarships and program support to all athletic programs. The program began in 1991, and with the help and support of friends of the college, each year the goals have been met in both membership and dollars raised.
The goal for the 2010-2011 campaign is and $100,000. Members of the Pioneer Club are invited to tailgates, hospitality suites or other special events prior to selected home games, matches or tournaments. Depending on giving level, members may also receive discounts at the Tusculum College Bookstore, game passes and public address announcement recognition during games.
Athletics at Tusculum College are a big part of campus life; in fact, nearly 50 percent of the students are student-athletes.
“On campus, student-athletes have a higher graduation rate and higher GPA than those who are not student-athletes. They have seen quite a bit of success on the field and court as well,” said Coughlin.
During the 2009-2010 athletics season Tusculum College exemplified academic and athletic achievement, as Tusculum led the league in honorees with three South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athletes and four SAC Players of the Year. The Women’s Basketball Team won the NCAA Southeast Region Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight and Men’s Cross Country runner Simon Holzapfel of Nuremburg, Germany, won his first five individual meets. Add to that that nine of Tusculum’s 14 intercollegiate athletic programs boast a 3.00 cumulative team grade point average.
“What an exciting program to be a part of, and as a Pioneer Club member, you can help student-athletes enjoy the unique Tusculum College experience,” Coughlin added.
For more information about the Pioneer Club, visit the Tusculum College website at http://www.tusculum.edu/athletics/pioneerclub/ or contact Cody Greene at 423-636-7303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.