Matthew Steckling joined Illinois State Athletics in May of 2012 as a graduate assistant in marketing and promotions. Steckling works directly with the official department Reggie Redbird mascot program, including coordinating Reggie's community and on-campus appearances and overseeing Reggie's social media accounts. In addition, Steckling assists in other marketing efforts such as promotions and operations for Redbird baseball, distribution of marketing materials and game day coverage for ISU athletic events.
As an undergraduate at ISU, Steckling worked as an athletics marketing intern for three years, while working towards his undergraduate degree in marketing. Steckling also assisted with the growth of the Reggie Redbird mascot program to record numbers in annual appearances, as well as maintaining multiple marketing and promotions social media accounts.
Outside of ISU, Steckling has worked for the Arlington Park Racetrack, for four racing seasons as a marketing associate, and the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team as a community relations assistant.
The Prospect Heights, Ill., native will works towards a Master's degree in sport management.