Eric C. Esterline
Director of Sports Journalism and Communications
Sports Newsroom Manager for WRUF/WUFT
Senior Lecturer in Sports Media and Communication
Lecturer in Sport Management
Eric Esterline is the Director of Sports Journalism and Communication and a lecturer for the College of Journalism and Communications. He also holds an appointment for the College of Health and Human Performance in sport management.
He teaches a wide range of courses that include PUR 3463 Sports Communication, RTV 3593 Multimedia Sports Reporting as well as the Sports Capstone course. He also teaches SPM3403, Sport Information Management and helps oversee the Sport Management Internship program.
Before coming to Gainesville in 2015 he worked in sports radio and journalism in Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Washington D.C. and was a freelance producer for FoxSports. Esterline has a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Education from Butler University and a master’s degree from Indiana University in Informatics and New Media.
Esterline is an avid supporter of Butler University athletics, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Phillies, Chelsea FC, Borussia Dortmund, Tampa Bay Lightning and of course, the Florida Gators.
Areas of ExpertiseSports and Society, Sports Media, Sports Reporting and Production
- Roxane Coche and Eric Esterline Honored in 2022 AEJMC International Communication Division Teaching Competition (August 3, 2022)
- Five UFCJC Faculty Receive Promotions (July 1, 2022)
- Geoff Thompson Named UFCJC Sports Journalism and Communications Associate Director (June 15, 2022)
- Roxane Coche Authors Article on Student Virtual Exchange Collaboration with the University of Brighton (May 17, 2021)
- Eric Esterline and Roxane Coche are Recognized for Innovative Virtual Partnership with University of Brighton (December 17, 2020)
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Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters:
- JOU 4201 - ESPN Gainesville 2 Experience - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- JOU 4201 - Introduction to ESPN Gainesville Experience - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- PUR 3463 - Sports Communication - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - MLB Spring Training Experience - section 19997 - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - Reality TV Media - section 29343 - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - Reality TV Media - section 29753 - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- RTV 4959C - Sports Capstone - section 22012 - Spring 2023 (PDF)
- PUR 3463 - Sports Communication - Fall 2022 (PDF)
- RTV 4959C - Sports Capstone - section 19899 - Summer 2022 (PDF)
- PUR 3463 - Sports Communication - Spring 2022 (PDF)
- RTV 3593 - Multimedia Sports Reporting - section 0139 - Spring 2022 (PDF)
- RTV 4930 - Communicating Soccer Globally - section 6667 - Spring 2022 (PDF)
- MMC 3210 - Sports Media Law and Ethics - Fall 2021 (PDF)
- PUR 3463 - Sports Communication - Fall 2021 (PDF)
- RTV 4959C - Sports Capstone - section 21H8 - Fall 2021 (PDF)