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Eric Coleman
Eric  Coleman

Assoc AD/Dir. of the Student Athlete Center for Academic Excellenc


Take a Bow: Athletics Celebrates 19 Fall Graduates

For tickets, call 1-800-FAU-OWLS


Swimmer Saukas Selected to Attend 2017 NCAA Career in Sports Forum

Breanna Saukas is one of just three student-athletes that will represent Conference USA


FAU's SACAE Provides Career Development Training for Student-Athletes

SACAE rheld its annual Career Fair on April 18, 2017


MVP Program Looks to Empower Student-Athletes to Take a Stand

The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program is an approach to gender violence and bullying prevention


Owls “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” for Sexual Assault Awareness

FAU student-athletes took part in the walk to raise awareness and help prevent sexual assualt

Eric Coleman joined the Florida Atlantic University staff in October of 2016 as the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of the Student Athlete Center for Academic Excellence.

Prior to FAU, Eric was a member of the Student Services staff at Fresno State from April of 2014 through September 2016. He was responsible for the management and oversight of the academic and student services operation for all student-athletes. During the 2014-15 academic year Fresno State's student-athlete population posted a 3.12 GPA, which is the highest ever on record for an entire year. Fourteen Fresno State sport programs posted team GPAs of over 3.0, which is the first time that many programs tallied above a 3.0, since 2006-07. Also, 60 percent the student-athletes posted GPAs of 3.0 or higher for the spring 2015 semester.

Coleman joined the Fresno State staff after two years at the University of Iowa as the academic coordinator for football, woman’s gymnastics and novice rowing. He also served as the coordinator of academic advising services at the University of Central Florida for three years and was the lead adviser for softball, woman’s track and field and cross country. He also oversaw all aspects of their tutoring program which was recognized by the N4A in 2011 as a Model Program. Prior to joining the UCF staff, Eric spent one year at the University of Akron as the coordinator of CHAMPS/Life Skills and Tutoring Services.

A native of Central Florida, Eric is a graduate of Apopka High School. He earned his B.A. in Human Services with a minor in psychology from the University of Minnesota, Morris, his M.A. in sports management from Minnesota State University, Mankato and he is currently perusing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. While at Morris, Eric was co-captain for the Cougar football team and named to the Dean’s List on five occasions. Eric also was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Academic All-American and was the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Athlete award.

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