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Eric C. Esterline

Director - Sports Journalism and Communication
Sports Newsroom Manager for WRUF/WUFT
Senior Lecturer in Sports Media and Communication
Lecturer in Sport Management

Office: 2311 Weimer Phone: 352-846-0172 Email: Twitter: @EricEsterline


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 Expertise

Sports and Society, Sports Media, Sports Reporting and Production