Georgia Southern Athletics is looking for a new GUS

Tori Collins

Georgia Southern University Athletics is looking to hire two more students to be the university’s mascot, GUS.

The new hires will not replace the current GUS, Assistant Athletic Director David Adams said. Instead, they will work with the current one.

“We currently still have a student as Gus,” Adams said. “He’s been doing a tremendous job. We’re looking to bring two more people on board for the position. If we can have them hired before the first football [game], that’ll be to everyone’s benefit.”

Job requirements

According to the job posting, GUS is expected to have a happy, energetic, welcoming presence to hype fans up and make sporting events more exciting. GUS also attends special events for incoming students and important guests who visit the university.

A new GUS is needed to:

  • Entertain Eagle fans at sporting events
  • Take photos with fans
  • Sign autographs

To be considered for the position, applicants must:

  • Be a student at GS
  • Not be employed at another job on campus
  • Be between 5’11” and 6’3” tall
  • Be available to work up to 25 hours per week
  • Be available after 5 p.m. on weekdays
  • Be available on weekends
  • Be able to attend all sporting and assigned events

For more information on becoming the new GUS, contact David Adams at

Tori Collins, The George-Anne Daily Reporter,