Mike Ezekiel joined the ETSU Media Relations staff in the summer of 2017 as a graduate assistant. He is the primary contact for ETSU baseball, men's soccer, women's soccer and men's and women's track and field. He also holds gameday responsibilities with football, men's basketball and women's basketball.
In addition to his responsibilities with ETSU, Ezekiel completed his first season as the public address announcer, graphic designer and media relations assistant for the Kingsport Mets, an Appalachian League member and the Rookie affiliate of the New York Mets organization.
Prior to ETSU, Ezekiel spent five years with the University of North Alabama department of athletics, with two of those as an intern with the broadcast team and sports communication office. At UNA, Ezekiel held play-by-play responsibilities for the women's soccer team, sideline reporting duties for the football team and held color commentary roles with men's and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Ezekiel broadcasted the Gulf South Conference women's soccer tournament in 2015 and the GSC softball tournament in 2016. He also called the Lions' NCAA D2 College Softball World Series victory in Denver and roamed the sidelines during the 2016 NCAA D2 Football National Championship in Kansas City.
In his final year at UNA, Ezekiel compiled game notes for the men's basketball team and operated StatCrew at baseball and softball events. Prior to 2015, Ezekiel spent three years working in the North Alabama football equipment room as a student manager.
As an undergraduate, Ezekiel worked his way up the ladder at North Alabama's school newspaper, The Flor-Ala. From 2015-17, Ezekiel held the titles of staff writer, sports editor and managing editor, respectively. He covered all 13 varsity sports within UNA's athletic department and various breaking news stories. While overseeing the newspaper's sports Twitter page, Ezekiel helped grow its followers to over 1,600 accounts.
While in Florence, Ezekiel spent four years with The TimesDaily newspaper as a string writer, covering local high school football and basketball games and traveling throughout the states of Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi. In 2015, Ezekiel also worked with Big River Broadcasting as an intern with the Fox Sports Shoals brand in its debut year as an on-site correspondent and podcast host.
Ezekiel graduated from the University of North Alabama with a B.S. in Journalism Multimedia in the spring of 2017. He was named the UNA Department of Communication's Most Outstanding Senior for 2017. He is now pursuing his M.S. in kinesiology and sport studies with a focus in sport management at ETSU.