Former Player Steps Up To Help Fund Fieldhouse

Graham And Stephanie Seagraves At Soccer Field Dedication

Doug Allison is proud of the people who have come through Furman University’s men’s soccer program during his 18-year coaching tenure at the school.

While he’s contributed to the on-field development of world-class players like Ricardo Clark and Clint Dempsey, Allison’s pride extends beyond the boundaries of the pitch to how his players have succeeded in life.

“The right kids come here,” Allison said recently. “It shows by our alumni game at the end of each spring. We have so many alumni back who have just had a great college experience. We’ve prepared them academically; we’ve prepared them to make right choices in their life.”

It was during this past spring’s alumni game weekend that a ball began rolling along a path to where it has come to today.

Prior to the Paladins’ Southern Conference match against UNC Greensboro, the playing field at Eugene Stone III Soccer Stadium on campus was named Seagraves Field to honor former Furman athletes Graham Seagraves and his wife, Jarrell Starnes Seagraves.

Earlier this year the Seagraves pledged $450,000 towards the Furman Soccer Fieldhouse Project, intended to construct a $1.5 million building with locker rooms and other support facilities for the soccer programs.

The facts that Graham Seagraves and Clint Hill of Furman’s Development Office were teammates on the soccer team and that Jarrell Starnes Seagraves and the Development Office’s Stephanie Scurlock were friends and sorority sisters at Furman certainly didn’t hurt w…
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