Shaver heads up athletic development
Oct. 8, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - Craig Shaver has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development at UT Arlington. Shaver will be responsible for all aspects of athletic development.
"Bringing in Craig further illustrates the commitment we're making within UT Arlington Athletics to enhance our department," UT Arlington Director of Athletics Jim Baker said. "Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to development as we continue to grow."
In addition to athletic development, Shaver will oversee ticket operations.
"I am really excited to be a part of the UT Arlington athletic program," Shaver said. "The potential for this program is through the roof. I am looking forward to helping make athletics at UT Arlington the best it can be and something that the students, alumni and supporters can be proud of."
Before UT Arlington, Shaver worked at Southern Methodist University as the Associate Athletic Director of Development. He managed a team of 10 people and oversaw the annual giving program, as well as capital projects for the athletic department.
Before SMU, Shaver worked at Baylor University as the Director of Development for Athletics. At Baylor, Shaver was one of the top fundraisers working in a number of capital campaigns, as well as being involved in annual giving and student-athlete scholarships.
Before Baylor, Shaver was a Business Development Manager at Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas, where he was responsible for managing corporate partnerships and alliances. Through these relationships, Shaver participated with his team in winning multi-million dollar contracts for the company.
Shaver has a history in athletic administration. He was an athletic director and high school coach for seven years before entering corporate development. His responsibilities included all administration duties within the athletic program, fundraising, as well as managing coaches and athletic personnel. One of his greatest accomplishments was in developing new organizations and building them into successful athletic programs.
Shaver earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Baylor University. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Melissa. They have three children: Caroline, Mackenzie, and Joseph.