Athletics News


Nov. 4, 2008

ARLINGTON, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington director of intercollegiate athletics, Pete Carlon, today announced the appointment of Gregg Elkin as athletics communications director.

Elkin will oversee all of the athletic department's external and internal communication efforts as they relate to the areas of athletic accomplishments plus the business, marketing and community initiatives of the department.

"Our intercollegiate athletics program is ecstatic about the appointment of Gregg Elkin as our athletics communications director," Carlon said. "Gregg brings a wealth of communications experience with both major college and professional sports and our athletics staff is really excited about the opportunity to work with him and have him provide the oversight for this very important media relations and communications area."

A veteran of more than 23 years in the sports public relations field, Elkin returns to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex following a season of serving as the vice president of communications for Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire.

"I am excited about joining the UTA athletics staff," said Elkin. "The university and athletic department have many exciting things happening and I am truly looking forward to this opportunity."

Elkin's start date at UT Arlington will follow the conclusion of the Fire's postseason.

Before joining the Fire, Elkin spent four years as the Senior Director of Communications for Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. He has also worked with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and at the collegiate level for Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin and University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

He has served on many committees on the league level in professional sports and has received numerous awards for publications and work during his days at the collegiate level.

A 1988 graduate of Arizona State, Elkin is the father of twins Jaret and Anna (10).


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