Sport Management Club

The Sport Management Club became an active charter member of the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. The purpose of the club is to provide educational, social, and practical experiences for sport management majors and minors. It exists primarily for undergraduate and graduate students in the sport management field as a means to network with other professionals in similar fields. Other students are welcome and encouraged to join. Requirements to join include maintaining a 2.0 GPA and yearly membership dues. 

Since 2013, the club has raised funding by working concessions, selling sponsorships, and working with the junior eagle club fun land. The money raised has provided facilities tours for our students.

Facilities visited include the following:

Mercedes Superdome

Smoothie King Center

Rare Design

Zephyr Stadium

Saints Headquarters and Practice Facilities

Mississippi Pearl Braves Facilities

Mississippi Hall of Fame

Bass Pro Shop, Jackson MS

Mississippi High School Activities

Florida State University Sport Facilities


The club has also hosted several guest speakers. These include:

Kaitlyn Norton, Volunteer Service Coordinator for Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

Tim Bennett, Co-Owner of Biloxi Shuckers

Colby Jubenville, Author of Zebras and Cheetahs and Owner of Red Herring Innovation and Design



Club members joined forces with the Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE) and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee to collect canned food items for Christian Services.


Success Stories:

Jacob Pucheu was offered an internship for the summer with SMG in New Orleans working with Mr. Donald Paisant, Chief Public Safety Manger of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center. After fulfilling his internship, the organization was so impressed with him, they created a position and hired him fulltime.

Jenifer Truong was instrumental in bringing in Tim Bennett as a guest speaker for the sport management club. She continued to keep in contact with him and as a result was able to secure the Sales and Marketing Coordinator with the Biloxi Shuckers.