Daniel Assey is now in his fourth year as Furman’s Director of Football Equipment and Facilities, having joined the program in January of 2014.
His wide array of duties associated with the Paladin football program include, among others, purchasing and managing all apparel and equipment; assisting the recruiting coordinator with official visits, facility tours, and equipment presentations; coordinating field setup for all practices and game day setup for sideline and locker rooms; setup of the coaches’ communication system during games; and managing the Pearce-Horton Football Complex, Paladin Stadium, and practice fields for repairs and maintenance.
In addition, he also assists with the football program’s social media efforts and serves as Furman’s athletic department liaison to Nike Sports Marketing and BSN Sports, as well as Furman University’s representative to the IMG College Licensing.
Assey came to Furman following an eight-month stint at Chattanooga. Before that he worked for two years at Wofford, where he also served as head football equipment manager and assistant director of athletic facilities from May of 2011 until June of 2013.
Certified by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association, he has served as president of the Southern Conference Equipment Managers Association for the past three years and was named SoCon Equipment Manager of the Year in 2016.
He is also an elected member of Furman University’s Staff Advisory Committee.
A member of the Professional Bowlers Association and former PBA Tour participant, Assey is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in business and education.