Origin Bank announced today its continued support of SMU student-athletes through its sponsorship of the university’s men’s basketball team. The Mustangs opened their 2021-2022 season with a 86-62 win over McNeese on November 9.

“Origin Bank has been a proud sponsor of SMU Athletics for nearly 10 years,” said Warrie Birdwell, North Texas president of Origin Bank. “We have a number of alums on our banking team and seeing the Origin name and logo on SMU’s court instills a sense of pride in all of us. As an alum and letterman, it’s particularly special for me to give back to the school that provided me with the foundation to succeed in life.”

In addition to their basketball sponsorship, Origin also sponsors SMU football and partners with SMU to support its Life After Ball program, offering internship and mentoring opportunities that help student athletes achieve excellence in their lives both on and off the court.

“We’re grateful to Origin Bank for its longstanding commitment to SMU,” said Josh White, general manager for Mustang Sports Properties, the university’s athletics multimedia rightsholder and locally based LEARFIELD team. “There’s a natural shared affinity, which makes this relationship special, and we’re proud to have Origin in the SMU Athletics’ corporate partner family.”

For more information about Origin Bank including a listing of their Dallas-area locations, please visit Origin.Bank. For more information about SMU, please visit www.SMU.edu.

About Origin Bank:

Origin Bank is headquartered in Choudrant, Louisiana and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the financial holding company, Origin Bancorp, Inc. (OBNK). Chartered in Louisiana more than a century ago, Origin Bank provides a broad range of financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities, high net-worth individuals and retail clients from over 40 banking centers located from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas across North Louisiana to Central Mississippi, as well as in Houston, Texas. Member FDIC. To learn more, visit Origin Bank’s website at www.origin.bank.