St. John’s Is Now in Business with Nike

The men’s basketball coaching staff is brand-new and now so is the sneaker firm St. John’s will accomplice with.

Athletic director Mike Cragg continued to revamp the athletic division on Monday morning, as the college introduced its over 300 student-athletes will probably be outfitted by Nike once more after its six-year contract expired with Under Armour on Sunday.

The change hardly comes as a surprise. Cragg had labored intently with Nike during his time within the Duke athletic department. Nike will design and supply footwear, apparel, and equipment for coaching and recreation-day uniforms for all 17 St. John’s athletic applications. The significant settlement additionally contains advertising and promotional alternatives.

“It places us with an accomplice that’s the top brand in the world on the subject of footwear and apparel and footwear,” Cragg mentioned in a phone interview. “It’s part of our history at St. John’s. To have that partner again is very important. To be part of that Nike family is a huge honor and we’re excited about the partnership, and assume it will probably take us to a different level.”

Phrases of the settlement weren’t disclosed. Cragg stated the partnership would probably be much like the one St. John’s had with Under Armour.

All programs will obtain new uniforms. However, there won’t be essential modifications this coming season, Cragg mentioned, due to how quick the turnaround must be. In some undefined time in the future that might happen; however, the branding will stay in line with the school’s history.

The change to Nike is only one facet of adjustments Cragg is overseeing. A complete new locker room is being created for the men’s basketball team, and modifications are additionally being carried out for the women’s basketball staff’s locker room. The ground at Taffner Field House was redone, and the school is also relighting Carnesecca Arena and Taffner.