Brandon Eckles is in his first year as an Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant at Western New England University in 2018.
Eckles, a 2018 graduate of Springfield College, earned his bachelor's degree in Communications/Sports Journalism and was a four-year member of the Pride men's basketball team.
As a senior in 2017-18, Eckles served as team captain for a Springfield squad that reached the Final Four of the NCAA Division III Tournament and finished the season ranked No. 4 nationally.
A native of East Greenwich, R.I., Eckles completed undergraduate internships with the Basketball Hall of Fame, WEEI 103.7 FM, and Springfield's Athletic Communication's office. He woorked briefly as a sports writer for the Journal Tribune newspaper in Biddeford, Maine after graduating from Springfield.