The multi-year agreement calls for the Comets softball and baseball teams to wear Schutt batters helmets and catchers gear.
"We're fired up about this new opportunity and partnership with Schutt Sports. They offer the best technology and protective equipment on the baseball field, from catcher's gear to batters helmets and we're excited about the chance to put it on,” says Shane Shewmate, head baseball coach at UT Dallas. “Our student-athletes work very hard to achieve their ultimate performance and Schutt has put their football protective technology in baseball equipment; that's really made the difference and elite athletes notice how much it helps them perform their best."
The agreement will give Schutt the chance to showcase its all-new AiR Maxx T Batter’s helmets for baseball and softball players – a helmet that utilizes the TPU Cushioning technology the company features in its football helmets.
“Dallas is a very important market in the middle of a very import state for diamond sports,” said Dianne Baker, national promotions manager for Schutt Sports. “Some of the best athletes in Texas play for UT-Dallas and it’s an honor for us to have them choose Schutt Sports as the company they want to gear up with.”
The Comets baseball team will give Schutt plenty of exposure, having qualified for the ASC title game in three of the past four seasons.
UT-Dallas is a member of the ultra competitive American Southwest Conference, a Division III powerhouse.
About Schutt Sports:
Schutt Sports is the leading domestic manufacturer of batters helmets in the United States and a household name in the sporting goods industry. The Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball®, Schutt Sports is also the world’s leading maker of football helmets and faceguards.
About University of Texas Dallas:
After beginning its life as a graduate research facility, UT Dallas admitted its first freshman class of 100 students in 1990. Now, over 17,000 students call UT Dallas their home. The school focuses on engineering, mathematics, the sciences and management. Both the baseball and softball programs began in 2002.