Mike Mulcahy enters his first year full-time and fifth year overall with New Mexico Athletics. After serving four years a communications assistant, Mulcahy earned a promotion to Assistant Director of Communications in summer 2015, where he will oversee the media relations for UNM track & field, cross country, volleyball & beach volleyball. He is also the primary administrator for the official social media accounts for New Mexico Athletics, and designs many of the graphics seen on UNM's digital media.
Previously, Mulcahy spent four years in Frank Mercogliano's communications office as a student assistant. He joined the communications office as a communications assistant in the summer of 2011 as the primary media contact for the New Mexico men's and momen's track and field squads. He was later tasked as the primary contact for the Lobos' nationally ranked men's and women's cross country teams in early 2012. On top of his other responsibilities, Mulcahy was made the primary contact for UNM's newest intercollegiate sport, women's beach volleyball, in 2014.
In June 2014, Mulcahy was awarded the Fred Nuesch Undergraduate Scholarship by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The scholarship is granted to two outstanding undergraduates working in media relations/sports information offices.
During his time at New Mexico, he has served as the co-media relations coordinator for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships and as the host sports information director for the 2014 NCAA Mountain Regional Cross Country Championships and the 2012 and 2015 Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships.
His material, including photographs, statistics and writing, has been published in national and local media, including Flotrack.org and the Albuquerque Journal.
Mulcahy is a 2015 graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he graduated summa cum lauge with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications. He is a member of the Eta Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Additionally, Mulcahy has strong ties to the University of New Mexico athletic program, as his great grandfather, Harold Ignatius Mulcahy, and grandfather, Jack Mulcahy, both were lettermen for Lobos men's basketball from 1925-27 and 1952-55, respectively. Together, the elder Mulcahys constitute the only father-son duo to serve as the president of the UNM Alumni Association.