Mekye Phelps
Mekye  Phelps

Athletic Communications Assistant

Alma Mater:
Michigan State, 1997
Eastern Michigan, 2007

Nyamekye Phelps joined the Oakland Athletic Communications office in July of 2015.

Prior to joining Oakland, Phelps spent two years as a Sports Information Assistant at the University of Detroit Mercy as the main communications contact for women's soccer, softball and men's and women's fencing while assisting as a men's and women's basketball and lacrosse statistician. Phelps also provided on-site host media relations assistance at the 2009 NCAA Final Four and 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional both held at Ford Field in Detroit.

In 2007, Phelps served a dual role as a communications intern at both Wayne State and College Hockey America (CHA) working with WSU women's hockey, cross country and tennis while handling men's and women's conference hockey media relations efforts including the CHA post season tournament.

After spending five years in the automotive communications field, Phelps decided to pursue his dream of working in the collegiate athletics field and started volunteering in the athletic communication office at Eastern Michigan in 2003. Two years later, Phelps became a Graduate Assistant handling media relations responsibilities for baseball, women's soccer, tennis, cross country and assisted with men's basketball. He also helped coordinate host institution media relations responsibilities for the 2007 Mid-American Baseball Tournament and 2004 NCAA Cross Country Great Lakes Regional.

Phelps began his public relations career at Eisbrenner Public Relations in 1998 working with automotive clients as an Assistant Account Executive.

Phelps earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Eastern Michigan in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a Public Relations emphasis from Michigan State in 1997.

A native of Detroit, Phelps currently resides in Canton, Mich.

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