SAN ANTONIO - North Texas assistant athletic director for football operations Shane Elder
was named FootballScoop's
Football Operations Director of the Year Monday. Elder was selected among a panel of past winners.
Elder just concluded his third season as the program's head of football operations and has overseen tremendous growth with head coach Seth Littrell
. The Mean Green are coming off back-to-back nine-win seasons for the second time in school history and three consecutive bowl appearances.
Elder has overseen expansion of the program's recruiting department, support staff and his input in several key faciility projects has been a big component of the program's success over the past three seasons.
Football Operations Director of the Year finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors and athletic department personnel. Elder will be recognized at an event ath the AFCA Convention this week in San Antonio.