Evan Nicely
Evan Nicely
Title: Assistant Director of Athletics Communications (FH, WBB, Lacrosse)
Phone: 804-828-1727
Email: nicelyej@vcu.edu

Evan Nicely enters his second year at VCU in 2017-18 and oversees media relations efforts for women’s basketball as well as the field hockey and women's lacrosse programs. Nicely also serves as a primary external communications contact for the Ram Athletic Fund and assists the department in shaping social media policy and providing graphic design work. In addition, he also serves as the secondary contact for men’s soccer, track and field and cross country programs.

Prior to VCU, Nicely spent one year at Virginia Tech where he was the primary media relations contact for men’s soccer, women's lacorsse and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. He also served as a contact for the football program and was the secondary contact for women’s basketball. He was the host media contact for the women’s soccer team during the 2015 NCAA Tournament and was the primary contact for the 2016 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. While at Virginia Tech, he also served as the public address announcer for the Hokies' softball program as well as assisting with lacrosse and men's soccer.

During 2014-15, Nicely worked in the athletics communications office at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., helping with all 17 varsity teams. He oversaw the media relations efforts for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and lacrosse programs. He also assisted with the football program and served as a play-by-play voice for the Wolves for multiple sports including men's and women's basketball, softball and volleyball.

In addition, Nicely has also worked numerous national ESPN broadcasts as well as national and regional broadcasts for NBC Sports, Comcast and Fox Sports South.

As an undergrad at JMU, he was as an assistant in the athletics communications office. He served as a color commentator and pre-game show anchor for the school’s sports network for men’s and women’s basketball as well as softball. Nicely also served as a sports staff reporter for the school’s newspaper, The Breeze.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, going to country music concerts, being outdoors and drinking sweet tea, in no particular order.

Nicely is a 2014 graduate of James Madison University, where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Corporate Communications from the School of Media Arts and Design. He is currently pursuing a master's degree from VCU's Center for Sport Leadership. A native of Vinton, Virginia, he currently resides in Richmond.