Shane Elder was hired in October 2009 as UTSA’s director of football operations. He is responsible for coordinating team travel, on-campus recruiting visits, the walk-on program and housing and meal programs for student-athletes, assisting with summer camps, overseeing the program’s compliance paperwork, scheduling and organizing community service outings and serving as the high school coaches liaison.
Elder came to UTSA from Texas A&M, where he served as the football program’s administrative assistant for recruiting for seven years. During his time with the Aggies, he was a part of three bowl teams -- the 2005 Cotton Bowl, 2006 Holiday Bowl and 2007 Alamo Bowl.
The Katy native previously worked with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, completing an internship with the Corporate Communications Department in the summer of 2003.
Elder graduated from Texas A&M in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and earned a master’s degree in sport management in 2002. While attending graduate school, he worked for two years in the Texas A&M Athletics Department’s Marketing and Promotions office.