Clear The Track Campaign Launched For Racer Football


The Murray State University Football program began a new era with the introduction of Dean Hood as the 19th Head Coach, on December 14, 2019. In tandem with the new coaching staff, Murray State Athletics announces the launch of the “Clear the Track” campaign fundraising initiative, a bold new vision for Murray State Football.

The “Clear the Track” campaign is targeting to be complete before kick-off of the spring game in April.

The success of Racer Football is critically important to the long-term comprehensive growth of MSU Athletics. Murray State is committed to growing resources for Racer Football by combining new football revenues generated from private dollars (i.e. season tickets, premium seating sales, concessions and multimedia) with new 4-year pledges obtained via the “Clear the Track” campaign, as further investment in the football program.

As a part of the “Clear the Track” campaign, Murray State Athletics will seek recurring annual gifts, pledged over four years, utilized to enhance resources supporting a championship level program. Donations directly support Racer Football. Standard donor benefits (priority points, respective donor level gifts, etc.) apply to all gifts contributed to Murray State Football through the athletics department. Additionally, each “Clear the Track” contributor will have access to in-game hospitality in the Racer Room on game days.

Help us “Clear the Track” as we aspire to provide $250,000 in new, recurring, annual funds for the next four years. During the silent phase of the “Clear the Track” Campaign, through the generosity of several families/partners, Murray State Athletics has secured nearly one-third of the $250,000 annual goal.

Murray State Athletics strives to develop young people “The Racer Way”, through commitment to core values, providing a first-class student-athlete experience and supporting highly competitive programs equipped to compete for Ohio Valley Conference Championships.

Individuals interested in partnering with Murray State Athletics to support the “Clear the Track” initiative, should contact Taylor Mudd ( and/or Kevin Saal ( for further information.

Kevin Saal – MSU Director of Athletics
“We’ve said from the outset, we want to build a program. We’re not interested in only assembling a team that can win games…we intend to build a program in which our community can be proud. Our university administration has taken significant steps over the last few years, to place this program on a path towards success. The “Clear the Track” campaign is intended to further bridge the gap by providing ample resources to support a highly competitive football program equipped to win championships. Racer Nation, please join us in this important journey.”

Dean Hood – MSU Head Football Coach
“My family and I are incredibly honored to join the Racer family. I am excited about the staff we are assembling and I anxiously await the opportunity to meet with our team when they return in January. Our purpose is to use football as a platform to develop authentic men. Along the way, we aspire to obtain degrees, win championships and inspire a community. Join us in this important journey and know, your investments in Murray State Football are greatly appreciated.”


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