Jason Euman ’21 decided to attend Shenandoah for the opportunity to major in sport management at the School of Business. While he studied at the university, he also had the opportunity to be a member of the Hornet football team.
“[SU] gives you an amazing education and lifelong friendships,” said Euman. “It’s in a beautiful part of the state and has given me the foundation needed to chase my dreams.”
During his time at Shenandoah, Euman enjoyed working on both national and international athletic events, playing home football games at Shentel Stadium (especially on Saturdays) and participating in the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. He says the most rewarding part of his time at the university was, “seeing so much of the world at a young age and making lifelong friendships/relationships along the way.”
Euman is the assistant director for facilities and event management for Tulane University Athletics in New Orleans, Louisiana. In this role, his main responsibilities are overseeing the university’s athletic facilities and managing athletic and external events. Some of the events that he frequently works on are for Tulane’s women’s basketball team, high school football teams and bowling leagues.
Prior to this position, Euman received a master’s degree in sports and fitness administration and management from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. During his time in graduate school, he was the graduate assistant of athletics event management and an academic programming assistant for the University of Alabama. After graduation, he went on to work for the University of Colorado as the athletic events & facilities associate.
Euman believes that his experiences in the Sport Management program prepared him for his career. Associate Vice President for Student Leadership and Development Fritz Polite, Ph.D., and Department Chair for the Sport & Entertainment Brian Wigley, Ed.D., (who have a background in the sports industry) taught him the ins and outs of this career field and gave him opportunities to see what it was like first-hand to work in athletics at a national level.
Euman’s advice to students is: “Take advantage of every opportunity given and don’t be afraid to mess up. It’s better to make mistakes before it matters in the real world.”