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Pete Carlon
Pete  Carlon

Director of Special Projects and Eligibility

Alma Mater:
Iowa State, 1975


UTA Athletics celebrates another successful season

Nearly 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff and supporters gathered at the annual All Sports Banquet.


Former athletic director honored for dedication

Pete Carlon is retiring from a 35-year career with UTA Athletics.


Hall of Honor celebrates UTA's best

2013 inductees were Pete Carlon, Clay Gould, Mishael Berger, and the 1990 and 1992 baseball teams.


2013 Hall of Honor inductees: 1990 & 1992 Baseball

The 1990 and 1992 SLC championship teams are taking their place in the Hall of Honor.


2013 Hall of Honor inductee Mishael Berger

Berger helped lead UTA to consecutive SLC championships from 1999-2001.

A 32-year employee of the UT Arlington Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Pete Carlon serves as the Director of Special Projects and Eligbility.

A member of the UT Arlington Athletics Hall of Honor, Carlon has been with the University since 1981, when he came to UT Arlington from Stephen F. Austin to become the head athletics trainer. He served as assistant or associate athletics director from 1984 until he was named Director of Athletics in 1996.

He also served as the Senior Athletics Director for Administration from 2011-13. Under his watch as the athletic director, the Mavericks won 51 Southland Conference team championships and three Southland Conference Commissioner's Cups, which are the are the most by any AD in school history.

Following the 2009-10 academic year, Carlon was named the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Twenty-nine athletic directors were recognized with four geographic regions separated into seven categories.

Carlon placed a special emphasis on maintaining an environment of academic excellence for UT Arlington student-athletes. Numerous academic support services and programs were implemented to assist each student-athlete in their academic endeavors. He is a member of the Southland Conference Hall of Honor, as well as the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA) and National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fames.

He has also served on a number of NCAA and conference executive committees, boards and cabinets. Carlon earned a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in 1975 and his master's degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 1976.

He began his professional career at Arlington James Bowie High School in 1976 as a health teacher and athletics trainer, and was the school's Teacher of the Year in 1978. Carlon and his wife, Beth, are both natives of Gowrie, Iowa.


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