Background

Esteban Arriola is a native of Texas City, Texas and grew up in south Texas in Edinburg. The oldest of three kids, he graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) in threes years with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and sport studies. One year later, Esteban earned a Master of Science in health, kinesiology and sports studies concentrating on athletic administration. During his time at TAMUC, he was a member of the Lions men’s basketball team, a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member, the 2011-2012 TAMUC Homecoming King, served as president of the Sigma Chi fraternity and earned a teacher’s certification.

Shortly after college, his professional career began as a sixth-grade science teacher and a middle and high school basketball coach. During his two-year tenure as a teacher/coach, he started a speaking engagement business, “Stay Away From Easy” with a mission to promote personal/team/employee development through informative, uplifting and motivating presentations and engagements.

Recently, Esteban completed a one-year internship with the NCAA. He worked in the Leadership Development department-providing professional and leadership development programming to NCAA student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.

Favorite part of working in the Ohio Bobcat Club
Favorite Ohio Athletics sports memory

Hearing the stories about why and how important OHIO is to the supporters of Ohio Athletics.

Favorite restaurant in town

The Cajun Clucker (dinner)