Cody Bryant $1,000 Scholarship

The SCSTMA Chapter Officers would like to announce the following information regarding our scholarship fund. 

Greg Burgess of the Greenville Drive is our Scholarship Committee Chairman and has been instrumental in the GoFundMe opportunity for Cody Bryant’s family.  Along with that, Greg has proposed the following to the SCSTMA Chapter Officers and Board and it was approved unanimously.

On behalf of the SCSTMA, we are dedicating a scholarship in Memory of Cody Bryant.  Cody passed away in August 2020 due to complications with Covid-19.   Cody was the epitome of a rising sports turf professional and had a genuine persona that this scholarship strives to award each year to an upcoming turf manager.  He had the bug for the industry, and had the drive for knowledge and experience to better his craft on sports turf.  Cody possessed a true sports turf manager's mindset of always making the best out of what you have, and he gave promise to our next turf professionals in the sports turf industry. 

Cody Bryant was a local good ole boy from Clover, SC where he began his interest in turf management while landscaping with his father, Jimmy.  Cody went on to gain a degree in Horticulture from Spartanburg Community College.  While in school, he worked on the Greenville Drive grounds crew which progressed into a seasonal assistant.  After time in Greenville, he became an assistant for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and then he was hired as Head Groundskeeper for the Hickory Crawdads where he excelled and noticeably raised the standard of the playing surface and operation for the Crawdads.  Through his time in MiLB, Cody steadily developed into a promising turf professional, while always keeping his positive and friendly attitude no matter what he was dealt.

The SCSTMA would like to thank Greg for his time and effort making this scholarship a reality.  The Cody Bryant Scholarship applications will be communicated to educators in the coming weeks.  Please have your students apply for this all important opportunity.