Racers announce clear the track campaign

New Racer One Jockey Bailey Coffman races around the track after a touchdown. (Photo by Lauren Morgan/TheNews)

Nick Kendall

Staff Writer


With the arrival of a new coach and coaching staff comes the Clear the Track campaign for the 2020 Murray State football season.

Created by Murray State Athletics, the new campaign focuses on annual donations which help fund resources to raise Racer football to a championship-level program.

Athletic director Kevin Saal wants to create a program that wins games and makes the community proud.

“The Clear the Track campaign is intended to further bridge the gap by providing ample resources to support a highly competitive football program equipped to win championships,” Saal said.

Previous donor benefits such as priority points, respective donor level gifts, etc. apply to all gifts contributed to Murray State football through the athletics department. Additionally, each Clear the Track contributor will have access to in-game hospitality in the Racer Room on game days.

Head Coach Dean Hood is anxiously awaiting the start of the season.

“Our purpose is to use football as a platform to develop authentic men,” Hood said. “Along the way, we aspire to obtain degrees, win championships and inspire a community. Join us in this important journey and know your investments in Murray State football are greatly appreciated.”

Racer Athletics encourages everyone to help reach the $250,000 goal. Thanks to families and other partners, a third of the goal has already been achieved.

Anyone who is interested in supporting the Clear the Track campaign should contact Taylor Mudd at tmudd3@murraystate.edu or Athletic Director Kevin Saal at ksaal@murraystate.edu.