UTA visited Haltom High School to speak with students.
Michael Eldridge was named the Assistant Athletic Communications Director in October of 2014 and holds primary responsibilities to women's basketball, softball and tennis, while serving as a secondary contact for all other of UTA's 14 Division I sports.
Eldridge has taken a lead role in UT Arlington Athletics' social media campaigns as well as graphic design work. He is responsible for maintaining the record books and media guides for all sports, while helping lead the team in production of all new media.
His experience includes working as a social media director for the Armed Forces Bowl and Heart of Dallas Bowl, while also holding experience with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Sports Xchange covering college and professional sports in the DFW Metroplex that has included the Texas Rangers, TCU football and basketball, SMU Athletics and Texas high school football.
Prior to joining the UTA Athletic Department, Michael worked in UTA's Social Work department as an Admin Assistant II and served as a hiring coordinator for Best Buy in its Forth Worth region.
He graduated with a B.A. in Communication in 2011 from UT Arlington and lives in Fort Worth with his wife Jessica.