DENTON (6/29/06) - T.J. Leon recently joined the North Texas Athletic Department as an athletic development associate after spending the the last two years at the University of the Oklahoma.
Leon will assist in all facets of fundraising including the Capital Campaign and the Mean Green Club. He will also be involved in assisting with the organization of various athletic special events.
Leon received his master's degree in education with an emphasis in intercollegiate athletic administration in 2005 from Oklahoma. While attending OU, Leon volunteered with the Sooner Club the fundraising arm of Oklahoma Athletics, which led to a graduate assistantship in 2005. He assisted in several fundraising initiatives with the Sooner Club, including OU's new soccer stadium.
The Norman, Okla., native received his bachelor's degree in parks, recreation and tourism from the University of Missouri in 2003. Leon was a three-year letterwinner with the football team where he was named to the Academic All-Big XII First Team and Commissioner's Honor Roll. He received the Most Inspirational Player award in 2002 and served for two years on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.