About Academy



Our Vision

To be the BEST sports + outdoors retailer in the country

Our Mission

Provide FUN FOR ALL through strong assortments, value, and experience

Our Values

· CUSTOMER focus and service
· EXCELLENCE in all we do
· Responsible LEADERSHIP
· INITIATIVE with urgency
· STUDENTS of the business
· INTEGRITY always
· Positive impact on our COMMUNITIES
Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 273 stores across 18 states. Academy's mission is to provide "Fun for All" and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy's product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, sports & recreation and footwear through both leading national brands and a portfolio of private label brands. For more information, visit Academy.com



Company History


Our history is one we take pride in, it has made us who we are today. The first Academy store opened as a tire shop in San Antonio in 1938. It turned into a military surplus store, then began offering sports and outdoors equipment as it evolved into the Academy Sports + Outdoors we know today. Presently, we have more than 273 stores in 18 states, supported by more than 22,000 team members throughout the South, Southeast, and Midwest.