|Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations|
|864-591-5100 ext. 201|
|Media relations contact for: FB, MBK, ITK, OTK, MGOLF, MLAX|
Phil Perry enters his sixth year at the Southern Conference in 2017-18. After five years as the assistant director of media relations, Perry assumed leadership of the department when he was promoted to assistant commissioner for media relations in the summer of 2017.
He is the SoCon's media relations contact for football, men's basketball, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field, men's golf and men's lacrosse. He also oversees the league's website, publications and academic awards.
Perry came to the Southern Conference after serving nearly four years at SoCon member UNCG. Prior to that, he was a copy editor at The Herald in Rock Hill, South Carolina, for a year and a half. Before that, Perry was an assistant media relations director at Indiana University for the 2006-07 school year after completing a one-year media relations internship at the Atlantic Coast Conference. He began his career as an assistant director of media relations at Gardner-Webb University (2002-05).
Perry, a Conway, South Carolina, native, earned a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina in 2002.