Nick Phillips was named Director of Athletic Media Relations at the University of Louisiana Monroe, announced by Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom in July, 2016.
Phillips came to ULM after spending the previous two years at UNC Asheville as the Director of Athletic Communications, and returned to the state of Louisiana, where he began his career as the Sports Information Director at LSU Eunice.
“I would like to thank Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom, Deputy Athletics Director Josh Brooks, Dr. Julia Letlow, Director of Marketing and Communications, and the rest of the search committee for entrusting me with this position and responsibility. I am very excited to join a school and athletic department in ULM with rich tradition and history, and am excited to get started,” Phillips stated.
In Asheville, Phillips worked directly with seven teams, including a men’s basketball program that earned a NCAA Tournament berth last season. He also served as the media contact for the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball tournament that was hosted by UNC Asheville and promoted former student-athlete Tommy Houmard as a member of the 2015 Brooks Wallace Award watch list for the nation’s best shortstop. Phillips also oversaw all video efforts of the department, establishing new highs for video streams in each year, and nearly doubled the department’s social media presence in his final year.
Prior to his time in Asheville, Phillips spent two and a half years at LSU Eunice, working with two national championship teams (softball, 2013 and 2014) and a national runner-up (baseball, 2013) while serving as the school’s first Sports Information Director. He garnered attention for four NJCAA All-American softball players, three NJCAA All-American baseball players and four Major League Draft selections, along with numerous All-Region performers across all LSU Eunice athletic programs while creating the video platforms at the school.
“We are thrilled to have Phillips join our Marketing and Communications team,” said Letlow. “He will be an asset to all of our university-wide communication efforts.”
A native of Rocky Mount, N.C., Phillips graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, with concentrations in Broadcasting and Journalism, from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in May 2012.