Dwight Covington joined the Furman athletic staff in February of 2006 as athletic ticket sales coordinator and over the last decade has contributed to the overall marketing effort of Paladin athletics.
During his tenure as ticket sales coordinator he created and implemented the Furman Fury student booster program.
In 2012 he turned his attention to video, founding Diamond F Films Unlimited to provide interviews, highlights, and feature videos of Furman athletic events to FurmanPaladins.com, as well as to local television stations.
During this same period he worked with assistant athletic director Mike Arnold in developing the vision of replicating “The Grove” at The University of Mississippi on the Furman Mall. Paladin Green is now the go-to spot for alumni, group and student tailgating on football Saturdays.
Covington currently serves as the Southern Conference's representative to the National Association of Athletic Ticket Sales & Operations (NAATSO) an affiliated association of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
A 1980 graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in education, he played offensive and defensive tackle for the Catamounts under legendary football coach Bob Waters.
Over the following 25 years he worked as a stockbroker in Charlotte, N.C., his hometown, before joining the Furman staff in 2006.
He is married to Margaret Barron of Clinton, S.C., and the couple have three sons: Matt, Patrick and Andrew. Patrick, a two time All-America offensive lineman for the Paladins and 2006 Furman graduate, is married to Louise Duncan ’06 of Conway, S.C., and has to two children, Gus, 6, and Annie, 4.