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Where is Academy Sports + Outdoors  Corporate office Headquarters

Academy Sports + Outdoors Headquarters Address and Contact

Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Address:  23155 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450, U.S.
  • Phone Number: 801-561-1887
  • Fax Number: N/A
  • Email: N/A
  • Number of Employees: 17000 
  • Established: 1938
  • Founder: Max & Arthur Gochman
  • Key People: J.K. Symancyk (CEO & President)

Academy Sports + Outdoors Headquarters Location & Directions

Academy Sports + Outdoors Headquarters Executive Team



J.K. Symancyk 

(CEO & President)

About Academy Sports + Outdoors, History and Headquarters Information


Academy Sports was founded in the year 1938. The company has been active for 81 years now.

The company was founded by Arthur Gochman when a company named Southern Sales was bought over by him. The founder of the company learned the retail business from his father, Max Gochman, who also used to own a chain of retail stores as well. In the year 1973, the name of the company was changed to Academy Corporation.

Around the 1980s, the founder of the company rebranded the company to a megastore selling sports goods. Then in the year 1995, the son of Arthur Gochman, known as David Gochman joined the $350 million retail chain company. By the year 1999, the company already had almost 35 stores in Texas, three stores in Oklahoma, two stores in Alabama, one in Florida and three in Louisiana. Finally, in the year 2011, the company was bought over by an investment firm known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company.

Headquarters Info

The headquarters of the company is situated in 1800 North Mason Road. The name of the place is Katy while the name of the state is Texas, USA. The pin code of the area if 77499.


Academy Sports is an American company that focuses on selling various kinds of sports and outdoor products and equipment, including for fishing and hunting purposes. The current CEO and president of the company are Ken Hicks. Also, the current owner of the company is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. As of the year 2018, the total number of locations the company has its presence is about 290. The number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2011, is more than 17,000.


The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have the retail platform to purchase various kinds of sporting goods and accessories. The company also sells camping equipment including equipment for outdoor activities like fishing and hunting. The prices of the products that are on offer are affordable, and the after-sales customer service is excellent too.

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  • Vicki McMichael says:

    My husband and I went to our Academy store the day after Thanksgiving. We bought a ping pong table for a Christmas gift for our grandchildren. My husband also bought a pair of shoes. The ping pong table was taken to the front of the store while we continued shopping.
    When we went to the register to pay, one of the employees helped get the table in our truck.
    When we got home, I noticed a yellow sticky note attached to the box. It read, Old People.
    No one ask for our name, we were identified as Old People.
    I thought that was extremely extremely disrespectful to us.
    Poor customer service!

  • john O Lewis says:

    3 women in Anderson SC store should receive a personal call from home office. Leyani, Dee and Miyah are beyond the best dream for customer any employer could ask for, I’ll be calling mgt in Anderson tomorrow to tell my story. Amazing.

  • James skaggs says:

    I bought a coat here yesterday for a lady friend of mine that didn’t have a winter coat it was one size too small I tried to take it back and they refused to exchange it for a size larger the manager of the Stillwater Oklahoma store her name’s Jordan said it smelled of smoke the Dane coat hadn’t been smoked around and been sitting in a spare bedroom in my house for 3 hours and they got put in my car and brought back to the store I called corporate lots to complain they told me the store manager would be there at 7:00 this morning so I was up there and I went to the loading dock he told me he couldn’t take the coat back because it smelled of smoke if anything it smelled a fabric softener not smoke it got hung up above my dryer all night while I did laundry they just wanted me to buy another coat you know I’ve spent thousands of night score between the guns the guns save the ammunition and everything I buy that is completely ruined it for me I will never shop there again supposed to be a 60-day return policy well that store manager guy he didn’t even smell the code until I pointed out that he hadn’t even smelled it before he told me he couldn’t take the coat back y’all need to look into the managers of that store they’re sorry individuals

  • Benny Foreman says:

    I have been trying to find HORNADY v-max .17 Mach2 .17 grain ammunition. I want to know if you have it in your warehouse or what store has it so I can order it. SKU 022583876
    Item # 83177

  • Bobby Hollis says:

    S&W , mp9 shield 2.0 went on sale today 5-17-22 for $289.99 .I live in the Eastern part of North Carolina. I called store after store and none was in STOCK and, they didn’t know when they would get some on . Can you help me get one please. I shop at the Academy store 35 miles away in Greenville, N.C.

  • Mr. Tracy Stephens says:

    Why don’t any of your stores in Houston, Pearland areas have area Black University apparel? You even carry apparel from schools located no where near Houston. I thought your stores were supposed to be carrying Texas Southern and Prairie View A & M apparel since 2021 ???

  • Willie Foster says:

    I had an Academy credit card and while I did get behind in payments I did pay the card off in September. So far I have received two statements for 6.00 each with the threat of additional charges. I have not used the card since paying the final payment. I’ve have attempted to find out where this is coming from and why. Just to let you know Commenity bank has cost you my business this account is closed as of now.

  • John Davis says:

    I stopped in the Academy Sports and Outdoor store in Columbus, Ga., yesterday 9/21 just before lunch. I was looking to purchase a Taurus Judge handgun caliber .45/410. I was looking for the short cylinder model because I don’t like the looks or the feel of the long cylinder and I shoot the 21/2 inch .410 shells. There was only one Taurus in the case and it was for the 3 inch .410 shell. I inquired about the shorter model and the salesman stated that the longer model shoots the shorter shells. Also, He stated I could go to Butler, Ga. and buy from that gun store Barrow’s. Well, his attitude and statement struck me as being a smart ass. I kept my cool in the store but the more I thought about his attitude the more pissed off I got. I suppose He was showing off since He was showing another employee about the long gun display layout. This young man needs a lesson in CUSTOMER SERVICE! I have been shopping at this store since it opened and will continue. It has the best prices around this area.

    My Email is : j_curtisdavis@yahoo.com
    John Davis

  • Timothy Frederick says:

    My son is a graduating senior at Mid Western state University in Wichita Falls, Tx
    He was recently employed by Academy Sports and treatment he received from Store management was nothing short of targeting him, accusations and deformation of his character was used. Even his immediate supervisor told
    him that he totally did not understand why he was being treated so unfairly and would totally understand if he quit, which he did!
    My son has always been a young man of noble character and humility! 5 times he was called into the office by management and with not the slightest reason why this action was being taken he was accused of stealing a water bottle, and a number of other incidental occurrences!
    The tone and atmosphere imposed at this specific location was biased to say the least. My son lives by a moral and religious conviction regarding his way of life and you can go back to Any place he’s ever worked in his record will show by each employee high regard and recommendations! I’m not upset about him quitting the job because of the extremely poor judgment and actions of management but really because if this type of profound biased, systemic course of action goes unchecked once again it promotes its existence and acceptance.

  • mark domingue says:

    my wife and son went to academy for school uniforms and the dressing room is closed soon the stores will close to why waste our fuel and time with that b. s. then if te close doesnt fit another trip back to zero land nope will be doing all of our shopping on line for now good bye brick and motor idiots

  • Paul says:

    I went to one of your stores the other day (store 103) I had purchased a pair of snake bite boots a few months before that i wished to change the size (never been worn). I was told by a cashier (wearing a Black Lives Matter mask) that i could not do that because they had a new policy that without the receipt (I had lost)i only had 90 days to do so. I ask to speak to a manager and Jeniffer came to the front of the store. She told me i could only get a $42.00 return on the boots. I paid $119.00 for the boots. I told her she was crazy to think i would do that and that it was B.S… She walked off and one of the other workers told me that i was the wrong type of person to be trying to get a change/refund from that manager. That’s pretty bad when your own workers state that. If that is the way you run your stores my friends and I will never shop in there again. I can drive a little further to Sportsman Warehouse and be treated as a valued customer. Pretty bad when your race determines the service you get.

  • Anonymous says:

    I think that if a business has a employee with covid they should send everyone home and have it sanitize mcallen academy on pharr had two times a employee with covid and only sanitize once found out another employee had covid and didnt close to send workers home for they can sanitize this is how our ppl working for your company are at risk for simple mistakes

  • Richard Martin says:

    Called the local store in Pensacola and asked for someone from the hunting department and was on hold for 15 minutes. Called back and was on hold for another 12 minutes even with someone picking up 3 times to ask who I was holding for. Called customer service so I could get a Manager to explain the difficulty I was having and was told I could not talk to a manager. No wonder I see the reviews about no customer service. Won’t ever shop here again.

  • Donna Zemanek says:

    Mayor Kyle Deaver, Waco, TX, issued an order yesterday effective today, Saturday, 6/20/20, for all businesses to require masks to be worn for entrance. At Academy in Waco early pm today, masks were not being required; lots of people inside without them. Management said Corporate said order wasn’t effective until Wed, 6/24, which is not what the order says. That is the date for businesses to post their policy. Masks required for entrance was effective at 12:01AM today. But we wouldn’t want safety to get in way of Father’s Day Sales Proceeds, would we!!

  • joe hoover says:

    Was at the Academy in Austin on Research Blvd. last week. Half of the employees weren’t wearing masks. I asked a cashier about that and he said that corporate make a policy change whereby masks were optional by employees. This is moronic. COVID 19 is spiking up big time in Austin and wearing a mask has been proven to be an effective counter measure. No wonder why this company is on the verge of bankruptcy…poor decisions by corporate!

  • Lisa says:

    I have to say at a time like this there should never be any kind of discrimination going on.
    I took my daughter and grand daughter to academy last Thursday to look for 9mm ammo
    As we had been standing by the counter by the guns, we notice 5 guys standing around drinking a soft drink talking about none related work. As one of them looked over he continued to talk and take s drink again tuning his head. I said out for them to hear me ARE YOU GUYS WORKING OR ON BREAK?
    The Spanish guy that was enjoying his drink looked over and said to the older employee DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THAT? as the older guy was walking toward us we all three heard him make his noise like I was wasting his time, as he got closer he said what do we need can he help us.
    When I asked my daughter who’s face looked disgusted with the whole issue just said no I am good sure would not like to waist his time and truly I guess they did not need my money.
    You see I have bought all my guns and so have my grown children. To be treated like this because I am interrupting guy time or drink time is totally unacceptable. The other thing that we notice is YOU HAVE A ORDER TO STAND 6 feet away even at work. Well I guess this does not apply to Academy in Rosenberg.
    I did talk to the manager who did state to me that she has gotten on the about the 6 feet issue and was going to make it clear again, she also remember me for last week with the same issue of treatment two weeks ago. So you might say why go over there again then. Well, its close to my house and I truly felt this issue would to happen again. Sad to say my daughter and grand daughter witness this miss treatment or the way I feel discriminated because I am a women.
    LADIES be ware you are special and we to have the right in all rights.

    Thanks again Academy but never again.

  • Jim Pontius says:

    The other day I purchased a Remington shotgun and a box of ammo online. When I got to the Weatherford TX store, they couldn’t find the shotgun or the Ammo. It took me almost 2 hours to get all of it straightened out. Your people did not have a clue how to handle the online transaction. It would have been easier to just walk in and buy the stuff. I am very disappointed with the experience. I love Academy. I grew up in Pasadena TX and feel like I grew up shopping your stores. I still will but I think I will stick to shopping in the store until you guys figure out your online purchases.

  • Hope Hanks says:

    Dear Sir/Madam/Whomever,
    Yesterday I went to one of your stores and was quite disappointed. I am not writing this to complain but just to share my experience. Sometimes, to make money, you have to spend money, but apparently that is not the philosophy of this establishment. I walked into the store, and not knowing the layout, saw someone with an Academy Shirt approaching the front. I politely asked where to find hiking poles. She answered , ‘if we have them they would probably be in camping”? First, I didn’t ask if you carried them. So I said, ‘where might that be’ and she nonchalantly pointed to the far side of the store and went on her way. I should have left then but figured I would find someone else for assistance. Nope, I wandered up and down all the aisles and never found them but more to the point I DID NOT SEE ONE OTHER PERSON WHO WAS WORKING. It was not until I was leaving that I saw employees and those were the ones who were checking out the people who found what they were looking for. I left and went across the street to Wal-Mart, found them, and purchased them. Maybe you could consider putting more people on the floor. It might be interesting to see how many people go in and leave with no merchandise. Just saying.

    Hope Hanks

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