Only student-athletes who have been cleared medically and academically may have equipment issued. The student-athlete is responsible for all equipment issued to him/her. If uniforms, practice gear, shoes, sports medicine equipment are lost or stolen, the student-athlete will be required to pay for the replacement of the equipment. At the conclusion of the season, all equipment that has been issued, regardless of condition, must be returned within one week or a time established by the head coach.
The head coach and/or equipment manager and the head athletic trainer will keep accurate records of equipment distribution. It is also their responsibility to issue equipment at the beginning of the season and collect equipment at the conclusion of the season. Coaches must be actively involved in ensuring that all university property is returned.
Following practices and competitions, it is the head coach’s responsibility to make sure all equipment is picked up and returned to the proper secure storage area.
Immediately following each sport season, the head coach will inventory all uniforms, practice gear, supplies, and general equipment pertinent to his or her program. The head coach will compile a list of all equipment and supplies needed for the following season, and the Athletics Director will meet with each coach to discuss equipment needs for the upcoming year.