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. Must 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

INDIVIDUAL SPORT EMAIL & TELEPHONE CONTACTS:

Baseball   (936) 294-4653  
Men's Basketball Chris Mudge (936) 294-4249 cmudge@shsu.edu
Women's Basketball   (936) 294-3915  
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

Sam Houston State University
620 Bowers Blvd.
Huntsville, TX 77341