Sam Houston State University, an NCAA Division I intercollegiate program, encourages athletes who want an opportunity to walk-on for any of the Bearkats' 17 sports teams.

The Bearkats field varsity sports teams in seven men's sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field/cross country) and 10 women's sports (basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and indoor and outdoor track and field/cross country).

Each sports program at Sam Houston State has differing needs and programs for walk-ons each year.

NCAA Gender Equity participation level requirements impact walk-on numbers for most men's sports.

In order to participate in any sport, you must:

  1. Be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
  2. Have proof of insurance.
  3. Complete a Sam Houston State athletics physical form.
  4. Be cleared by SHSU's NCAA compliance officer, eligibility officer, head trainer and head coach.

For more information about walking on at Sam Houston State, please email walkon@shsu.edu

SportContactPhoneEmail
Baseball Lance Harvell 936.294.4653 ljh022@shsu.edu
Men's Basketball Chris Mudge 936.294.4249 cmudge@shsu.edu
Women's Basketball Stacy Stephens  936.294.1742 sds040@shsu.edu
Football Bart Tatum 936.294.1777 bat017@shsu.edu
Golf (Men & Women) Brandt Kieschnick 936.294.1051 ath_bwl@shsu.edu
Soccer Tom Brown 936.294.1244 twb008@shsu.edu
Softball Bob Brock 936.294.3920 ath_rlb@shsu.edu
Tennis Jim Giachino 936.294.1744 jimgiachino@shsu.edu
Cross Country Jesse Parker 936.294.3127 stdjep20@shsu.edu
Track & Field Dave Self 936.294.3355 dself@shsu.edu
Volleyball Brenda Gray 936.294.1736 bgray@shsu.edu
Bowling Brad Hagen 936.294.4291 bkh003@shsu.edu
Trainers Hope Parker 936.294.1710 hopeparker@shsu.edu