Global Sport Leadership

School of Graduate Studies

Cornell Sneed

Name:  Cornell Sneed 

Graduation Year:  2019
Company:  Tulane University
Position:  Academic Counselor

Professional Summary:

Cornell Sneed, from Miami, FL, is a former Track & Field Thrower Student-Athlete at ETSU. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Criminology in 2012 and a Master of Arts in Sports Management in 2013 at ETSU. He also earned a Master of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University in 2015.

He currently works as the Senior Academic Counselor for Men's Basketball at Tulane University and oversees Student-Athlete Life Skills and Leadership Development. He also holds an Adjunct Faculty Member position at Tulane in the A.B. Freeman School of Business. Prior to Tulane, he worked at the University of Memphis as the Life Skills Coordinator, an Academic Counselor, and an Adjunct Faculty Member from 2014-2016 and at ETSU as a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Academic Advisor from 2012-2014. Cornell also has a college track and field throws coaching background on the NCAA DII and NAIA levels.


I love working with student-athletes in a higher education setting because, not only am I able to help them earn their degrees, I am also able to give them the tools to succeed after their athletic careers are over with. Career, professional, and leadership development within intercollegiate athletics are my passion. GSLD has given me the tools to best further my career, as well as help my student-athletes develop as future leaders. As a previous two time graduate from ETSU, I knew I would receive a world class terminal degree and top notch support. This program has changed my life by making me a better leader and professional. I will forever be grateful to ETSU and Dr. Johnston for affording me this opportunity. Go Bucs!

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