Cougar Club

Established in 1963, the Cougar Club was a fundraising and sponsorship program for athletics at Brigham Young University. The organization was housed at BYU, yet consisted of chapter across the country. Directors of the club have included: Floyd Millet (1971-1972), Ronald G. Hyde, Dale R. McCann (1990-1998), and Michael Middleton (1998-).


Established: 1963

Location: Provo, Utah (1963-)


Cougar Club provides a major source of funding for both men's athletics and women's athletics, in addition to sponsoring number programs that build athletic loyalty among BYU alumni and friends of the university. Programs sponsored by the club include the Athletic Hall of Fame, football and basketball previews, football pre-game activities, satellite and replay broadcasts of home football and basketball games, and the annual recognition of outstanding academic achievement by student athletes. The club has nearly 4000 members, with club chapters in major support areas and more than 200 satellite representatives throughout the United States.

Assets and Administrative Structure

Cougar Club is administered through a Director who is appointed by the university; the director has the responsibility to report to a BYU administrator and to the club's "advisory" board of directors.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1963-)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Intercollegiate Athletics

Associated Archival Materials

Historical Files, 1964-1989 UA 1005

Brigham Young University Cougar Club, Campus Chapter, AC 901 .A1 no. 1836


Cougar Club WWW website accessed 6/30/2011; (description; assets and administrative structure; associated units; function)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00130

Creator: ARC