STILLMAN CUTS ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
After many rumors and hearsay, the decision is in. To cut back financially, Stillman College will eliminate all but two of its 12 sports teams beginning fall 2016.
Stillman President Dr. Peter Milllet says this is a decision that has been in the process for at least eight or nine months. All students currently on an athletic team will maintain scholarships or whatever obligations were made to them at the beginning of the year. Coaches and their staff who are under contract will remain under contract for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. The sports programs will continue until then with a full platform.
Stillman is currently a NCAA school, but will be in the NAIA and part of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference beginning fall 2016.
The athletic programs cut are baseball, softball, volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, and football.
We’re told similar types of assessments will be made in other areas including academics, personnel, auxiliaries, and all functional units.