Founding Director & Board Member
Texas Tech University donors say they’re empowering student-athletes and the Lubbock community by creating The Matador Club, a non-profit 501(c)3 NIL collective. The Matador Club was organized in February 2022 by six Texas Tech alums: Cody Campbell, Tim Culp, Terry Fuller, Marc McDougal, Gary Petersen and John Sellers. The initial focus of The Matador Club will be on football, men’s basketball and baseball, but other sports will be brought into the fold as the company grows. Fans are encouraged to contribute monthly. Athletes will take part in community service activities and help raise awareness for local charities. The collective also will host events for members, working toward better connecting players with fans. “This is money that will go to every player in the locker room,” McDougal said. “So, it’s not one that will go to one player over another. It’s great for non-profits. It’s a great way for our student-athletes to get into the community, folks to get to know them. So, we’re excited about it.” The group generated national headlines in July 2022 when it announced it signed 100 Texas Tech football players to NIL contracts for $25,000 apiece.