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Pitt State Athletic Fund

Graduate Assistantships

The athletics department strives each year to provide all programs with Graduate Assistant coaching and administrative positions, not only to assist with daily operations and provide more help to staffs in each sport, but to also provide professional development opportunities for graduate students at Pittsburg State who plan to enter the professions of coaching, communications, sports medicine, and/or athletics administration.

The positions are not funded by the State of Kansas and have not been integrated at this point into the university’s annual budget. Unless positions are supported through private giving, coaches and administrative staff must decide whether to fund positions through operational budgets or the overall athletics budget, which diminishes funds available for scholarships and operations.

Sponsorships of assistantship positions are available on a two-year commitment basis (as that is typically the amount of time a student spends completing a Master’s degree). Sponsorships can be restricted to a certain program if desired. The cost of the position (i.e. the costs of the sponsorship) is $12,000 per academic year plus the cost of six hours of graduate school tuition. The positions available for sponsorship are:

Football – 2 positions
Track – 2 positions
Men’s Basketball – 1 position
Women’s Basketball – 1 position
Baseball – 1 position
Softball – 1 position
Volleyball – 1 position

Media Relations/Communications – 2 positions
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine – 2 positions
Strength and Conditioning – 2 positions
Athletics Administration – 2 positions

For more information, contact Natalie Cullen, Associate Athletics Director at 620-235-4389.

Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event