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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Paul Graham

Title: Instructor
Department: Sport and Entertainment Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Phone: 803-777-9523
Office: Close-Hipp 754
Paul Graham, instructor, Sport and Entertainment Management


M.S. Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina, 2017
B.A., English, University of South Carolina, 1989


After a successful career as tour manager for Hootie and the Blowfish, Paul Graham took over the reins as the tournament director for the band’s Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, one of the most popular charity events in the country. Not long after that began, Graham took a fledgling golf representation business and turned it into a meaningful part of Empire Sports Management’s (ESM) profile. 

Graham has negotiated everything from television contracts to endorsement agreements and has played a significant role in establishing ESM’s growth in the sports and entertainment industry. 

When he’s not working, Paul likes spending time with his wife, Susan and their children, Madison and Kaitlyn. He also enjoys advising students, producing unique music events and playing golf. 

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