Samford University Partners with Teamworks to Elevate Department Communication and Collaboration
The Bulldogs use Teamworks to maximize communication, scheduling and travel efficiencies.
DURHAM, NC – [Wednesday, June 3, 2020] – Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for collegiate and professional organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with Samford University. Particularly during these times of uncertainty, the Bulldogs athletics staff recognized the improved communication standard Teamworks instills within a department. All 17 varsity sports were recently onboarded to the platform, and teams have begun utilizing Teamworks to keep student-athletes well informed and engaged.
“Teamworks serves as the official hub for communication between our coaches, department staff and our 360 student-athletes,” said Martin Newton, Samford’s Director of Athletics. “The platform ensures a secure and consistent line of communication regardless of whether our student-athletes are on campus practicing as a team or keeping in contact from remote locations. Most recently with COVID-19, we used Teamworks to coordinate our department’s response and to maintain clear communication with every individual involved in our athletics program.”
Samford’s department-wide partnership adds to the more than 2,000 NCAA Division I teams that partner with Teamworks and is Teamworks’ second department-wide partner in the Southern Conference.
“Teamworks seeks to instill flawless communication in every sports organization especially as teams navigate new terrain with COVID-19,” said Zach Maurides, CEO and Founder of Teamworks. “Leadership at Samford understands the necessity of seamless messaging and coordination at every level of their department to operate optimally and maneuver today’s constantly evolving climate. We are excited to provide the tools that centralize the Bulldogs’ processes and communication so student-athletes can focus on achieving their goals whether on the field, in the classroom or from a remote location.”
Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 3,000 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Teamworks creates a culture of communication and accountability for more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.
About Samford Athletics
Samford Athletics sponsors 17 athletic teams (nine women’s, eight men’s), competing at the NCAA Division I level in the prestigious Southern Conference. Since joining the SoCon in the summer of 2008, Samford has claimed 48 SoCon regular-season, tournament or divisional championships. During the 2019-20 school year, Samford teams won a school-record eight titles. Samford student-athletes perform well in the classroom as well, boasting a 97 percent in the NCAA’s most recent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report.