University of North Texas Partners with Teamworks to Create Simplicity and Convenience in Communication
The Mean Green athletics program will implement Teamworks across its 16 varsity teams.
DURHAM, NC – [Monday, July 13, 2020] – Teamworks, the leading athlete engagement platform for collegiate and professional organizations, is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of North Texas athletic department. The Mean Green will leverage Teamworks to centralize athletics and academic communications, so student-athletes and staff always remain up to date, with both routine changes in scheduling or unpredictable events like COVID-19.
“COVID-19 only increased our awareness that a central communication and scheduling platform is vital to our success as an athletic department,” said Wren Baker, Vice President and Director of Athletics for North Texas. “With Teamworks’ tools, such as surveys, files and calendars, our department is well equipped to continue working from home and social distancing while simultaneously still increasing our efficiency. As we coordinate our return to campus and competitions, Teamworks allows us to keep student-athletes and athletics staff well informed on guidelines and protocol to ensure everyone’s safety.”
With Teamworks Academics, the Mean Green will simplify the logistics around academic support to improve classroom outcomes. Academic advisors will gain better insights into student-athlete calendars, minimizing no-shows and cancellations, and be able to accurately monitor study hall attendance through the check-ins feature.
“The academic success of our student-athletes is as pivotal to us as their success on the field,” said Ray Walls, Senior Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services for North Texas. “With Teamworks Academics, our staff can cater to the individual needs and schedule of each student-athlete to prevent overbookings for tutoring appointments and academic meetings. In turn, this creates simplicity and convenience for our student-athletes by centralizing all information into the Teamworks mobile app.”
North Texas joins more than 2,000 NCAA Division I departments and teams that partner with Teamworks and is Teamworks’ third department-wide partner in Conference USA.
“As COVID-19 hit the sports industry, North Texas leaned into the challenge and immediately sought out ways to support their student-athletes and staff,” said Zach Maurides, CEO and Founder of Teamworks. “Our partnership with North Texas guarantees that Mean Green student-athletes and athletics staff communicate effectively during remote summer workouts and streamlines the transition back to campus. We are excited to have initially shown great value to the Mean Green men’s basketball and football programs to have now expanded our partnership and become an integral part of the department’s communication efforts going forward.”
Teamworks is the leading athlete engagement platform, empowering more than 3,000 clients around the world to better connect and collaborate by simplifying their internal processes. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Teamworks creates a culture of communication and accountability for more than 2,000 NCAA Division I programs including every Autonomous Conference institution; professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and EPL; collegiate and professional conferences; and national governing bodies. Visit www.teamworks.com for more information.