Craig Shaver began as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development in Fall 2012. Shaver is responsible for all of Athletic Development, including the annual fund as well as all capital projects.
He also oversees ticket operations and the Letterman's Association. 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.