Nov. 14, 2017

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Max King and Mekye Phelps have joined Oakland University Athletics as the Coordinator of Athletic Communications, announced Senior Assistant AD for Communications Maria Rivera on Tuesday.

King spent the last two years as a graduate assistant in the athletic communications department at Oakland University, while Phelps has served as an assistant for the department since 2014.

"I am very excited to officially welcome Max and Mekye to the Oakland family," said Rivera. "Both Max and Mekye bring a unique and valuable skill set to our team and they will help us continue to be innovative in the creation of our content, provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes, and maintain a welcoming environment for all media."

During his time at Oakland, King has served as the primary contact for men's basketball, volleyball, women's soccer, swimming and diving, baseball and women's golf. He has helped build content and social media campaigns for all social platforms and was responsible for posting content on goldengrizzlies.com including press releases, game previews and recaps, videos, photo galleries and statistics.

Prior to his time at Oakland, King spent time with the Lansing Lugnuts and the Detroit Lions in 2015.

In December 2017, King will graduate with a master's degree in communications from Oakland University. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State in 2013.

Phelps has served as the primary contact for men's soccer, women's basketball, softball, baseball, cross country, track and field, and tennis during his time at Oakland. He has been responsible for posting content to goldengrizzlies.com and the implementation of graphics, videos and photos to Oakland's social media channels.

Before his stop at Oakland Phelps has spent time at Eastern Michigan, Wayne State, and Detroit Mercy. He has also served as a media relations host at a number of NCAA events including the 2009 Men's Basketball Final Four, 2008 Men's Basketball Midwest Regional and the 2008 College Hockey America Women's Hockey Tournament.

Phelps earned a master's degree in sport management from Eastern Michigan in 2007 along with a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Michigan State in communications art and sciences.


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