Willie J. Burden Memorial Fund
Please consider furthering Dr. Burden’s legacy as an advocate of sport management students with a contribution to the fund.
The Willie J. Burden Memorial Golf Tournament serves to:
• Remember the legacy of Dr. Willie J. Burden through one of his passions
• Increase contributions to the Willie J. Burden Memorial Fund
• Provide experiential learning for junior and senior sport management students
For individuals or groups that would like to participate in the tournament, you may register as a sponsor, team, or both through the links below.
During his distinguished career, Professor Emeritus Willie J. Burden, Ed.D, served as the athletic director of North Carolina A&T and as an assistant athletic director at both Ohio University and Tennessee Tech. Over the course of his 16 years at Georgia Southern, he was a tenured, approachable, student-centered professor. He taught 13 different courses in sport management, and served as undergraduate program coordinator and advisor for the Sport Management Club. His research included over 60 peer-reviewed presentations, 16 peer-reviewed publications, and four book chapters in sport administration, student athlete welfare, and coaching.
Dr. Burden was an accomplished athlete. He was a record setting Canadian Football Hall of Fame player for the Calgary Stampeders, Most Valuable ACC Football Player for the North Carolina State Wolfpack and a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Last updated: 10/4/2018