Eric Capper is beginning his 13th year at North Texas, where he serves as the senior associate athletic director for media relations.
Capper and his staff are responsible for the publicity efforts of 16 intercollegiate sports at North Texas, including the oversight of public relations, media relations, publications and the department's internet web site. He has been active in several national and regional award campaigns at North Texas - helping heighten the awareness of Mean Green athletics around the nation. Capper led integrated public relations initiatives that have helped four North Texas football players earn All-America honors since 2003. He was also instrumental in securing North Texas' original television deal with ESPN Regional in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
Capper came to North Texas from the Big Sky Conference office, where he was the assistant commissioner for information and media services. He worked as a graduate assistant in the sports information office at the University of Iowa and earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University.
He has been a media assistant for several NCAA and conference championship events, including the NCAA men's Final Four, College World Series and Bowl Championship Series games. He is the chair of the Radio and Television Liaison Committee for the College Sports Information Directors of America and an active member of the Football Writers Association of America.
Capper and his wife, Shara, have one son, Casen, who was born in October, 2008.