MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Athletic Department signed a five-year agreement to make Adidas the official brand of MVNU athletics. MVNU will partner with Zides Sport Shop, based in Marietta, Ohio, for equipment and apparel.
"This is an historic occasion for MVNU," said athletic director Aaron Quinn.
Quinn and Paul McNeal, the athletic department's development consultant, brokered the deal with the support of MVNU administration; it will bring all of MVNU's athletic teams under the same brand umbrella for the first time.
"Aaron and Paul were able to negotiate an outstanding deal for 'The Naz' with Adidas and our company," said Rod Zide, owner of Zides Sport Shop. "We are excited for the opportunity to be able to have the full backing of Adidas in servicing MVNU for today, tomorrow and in years to come."
"As the sales representative for Zides, working with MVNU is an exciting opportunity for me," said Josh Holland, who will work directly with MVNU's coaching staff. "I'm looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together over the next few years, and beyond."