A program… not a team. principles and character… not just winning. Servant leadership instead of a hierarchical model. At F&M, many of these overarching ideals have created the base for what we have built. We talk often about our 5 Pillars and strive for excellent in all areas. Here is a snapshot of what we believe.
Pillar I: Academics
Our team GPA is never lower than 3.2 and occasionally rises to a 3.4. It is typical for our players to pursue Graduate, Law or Medical School when they graduate. Typical F&M players are academically driven knowing they need to have high GPA’s to pursue the goals after graduation. To learn more, please click here.
Pillar II: Athletics
We believe we can be excellent in the classroom and on the field. We have a 4 year history of a 80% or better winning percentage and consistently make deep NCAA runs. We are one of the only programs in America to goto 3 consecutive Sweet 16’s.
Pillar III: Service
We aspire to have eyes to see the less fortunate. Both near and far, we want to have a outward focus. Our primary attention has been spent supporting a community in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Primarily working through the CTC Ten Foundation & Amandla Edufootball, we support the sports for development work being done at Chris Campbell Memorial Field. To learn more, please click here.
Pillar IV: Professional Development
Through our Professional Development Program, we support our players and alumni in their Professional pathways. As undergraduates, all players go through seminars including assistance in interviewing, resume creation, use of social media in an effort to make them more marketable. Each player is put into a Peer Advising Leadership group which connect them to jobs and internships through alumni. To learn more, please click here.
Pillar V: Family
We are a family, not a team. We spend hours after each game tailgating. Players live together. Alumni do the same. When we travel oversees; we invite all our parents and are occasionally outnumbered by them. Players regularly spend time at Coach Wagner’s house and with his family.