Furman University

“Furman has incredible ingredients for success in athletics: a world-class campus and academic tradition and one of the most dynamic cities in America in Greenville,” said Taymar Founder/CEO Mark Dyer. “We’re excited to go to work for Jason Donnelly and his team. He is bringing energy and vision to Paladin Athletics.

 “We love our growing presence with the SoCon,” Dyer added. “It is hard to beat cities like Charleston, Birmingham and now Greenville as attractive markets with people who are looking for an affordable entertainment experience.”

Houghton Flanagan

Director of Sales


Houghton attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia where he was a student-athlete on the Tennis Team. He began his career in ticket sales at Wake Forest University before moving to South Carolina to work for the Greenville Drive, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, for 6 seasons. Houghton enjoys golfing, pickleball, and skiing.

Fun Fact: My Great-Uncle was at one point the Washington Commanders all-time career scoring leader as a Running Back/Kicker in the 1940s.

Item You Can’t Live Without: Pitching Wedge.

Houghton’s Hot Take: Cam Newton is still talented enough to win a Super Bowl with the right offense around him.