Lackawanna College Athletics announces deal with Under Armour
SCRANTON, Pa. – The Lackawanna College Athletic department has signed a five-year agreement with Under Armour and Freddy Battaglia’s Sporting Goods, Inc. to outfit its 13 NJCAA sports teams and student athletes. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit members of the Athletic department including coaches and staff.
“I am thrilled to announce this partnership with Under Armour,” said Lackawanna College Athletic Director, Joya Whittington. “Under Amour is a game changer for our Athletic department and we are very excited to partner with them. We believe they can help push Lackawanna College Athletics to the forefront of the NJCAA. This is a special opportunity that will provide a unique experience and give our department a sense of unity as we transition to wearing one brand.”
The deal provides the College’s teams with Under Armour products, including socks, uniforms, and headwear. Teams will be phased into Under Armour uniforms over the next few years, as uniforms need to be replaced.
Lackawanna College is known for its excellence while competing in NJCAA Region XIX and its teams boast some impressive stats:
- Head Football Coach Mark Duda leads the NJCAA in wins among active coaches. During the 2016-17 season, the Falcon Football team went 10-1 and sent 29 football players to continue their academic and athletic careers at the Division I level.
- The Falcons also currently have several players currently drafted into the NFL, including Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White, offensive linemen Mark Glowinski, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks, and Jermaine Eluemunor who plays for the Baltimore Ravens.
- The women’s basketball team reached the NJCAA National tournament during the 2016-17 season.
- The Cincinnati Reds selected Lackawanna College Baseball pitcher Jared Solomon in the 11th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.
The addition of Under Armour products to the Falcons line up bolsters the College’s commitment to providing quality experiences for its student athletes, both on and off the field. For more information on Lackawanna College Athletics, please visit www.lackawannafalcons.com.
About Under Armour
Under Armour, the second-largest sportswear brand in the U.S., has created partnerships with many of the world’s premiere athletes and sports teams including Auburn University, the United States Naval Academy, UCLA, University of Wisconsin, and the University of California. The current roster of Under Armour’s elite athletes includes Stephen Curry, Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Jordan Spieth, Lindsey Vonn, and many others.
About Lackawanna College
Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With its main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda.