Evan O’Kelly joined the Lobo family in October of 2022 and he serves as Assistant Director of Communications handling women’s soccer, track & field/cross country and baseball. O’Kelly came to UNM from Montana State-Billings where he served as associate A.D. and handled publicity for all 16 sports.
O’Kelly was with MSU Billings from 2014-19 and 2020-22, with a one-year stop at Concordia University in Portland in between. With MSU Billings, he moved his way up from Director of Media Relations to Assistant A.D. for Media Relations. In 2018, he was honored by CSC (formerly CoSIDA) with the organization’s College Division Rising Star Award as the top young professional (10 years of experience or less) in the Division II, III, JUCO or NAIA ranks.
O’Kelly has served several leadership roles at Montana State-Billings including an MSUB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee adviser, coordinator of the D2CCA Men’s Basketball All-Region voting, and as a member of the NCAA DII Baseball West Regional Advisory Committee which selects the official playoff baseball teams annually.
He also has served as a broadcaster for several MSU Billings sports and he served as the official scorer for the Billings Mustangs of the Frontier League, formerly the short season Class-A Cincinnati Reds affiliate.
His one year at Concordia saw him serve as associate A.D. for communications where he handled digital and print media for the school’s athletic department, including handling all facets of the school’s live streams. The university cut its athletic department in 2020, precipitating his return to Billings.