EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Football Giants named Corry Rush Director of Public Relations and promoted DeAndre Phillips to Director of Communications, the team announced today.
Rush joins the Giants after spending the last seven seasons with the NFL's Communications and Public Affairs department, where he served as the Director of AFC Communications since 2011. He began his tenure with the league office as the AFC Information Manager.
Rush began his NFL career as a community relations intern with the Tennessee Titans in 2003 before working as a summer public relations intern with the Denver Broncos in 2004. He spent the 2004 regular season as a gameday assistant in the public relations department with the Houston Texans, before returning to Tennessee to work in the Titans public relations department (2005-07).
Rush earned a baseball scholarship at Texas Southern University, where he received his bachelor degree in marketing. He also earned a MBA at TSU, while working in the school's sports information department. A native of Memphis, Tenn., Rush and his wife, Nadia, have one son, Pierce.
Phillips, who is entering his fourth season with the Giants, has been promoted to Director of Communications. He previously served as the Giants' Manager of Communications since 2011. He joined the Giants after spending seven seasons with the Miami Heat, originally joining the team as Business Communications Coordinator in 2004 before being promoted to manager, a position he held for three years.
Previously, Phillips worked with the communications staffs of ESPN (2002), Carolina Panthers (2003) and the Detroit Lions (2004).
A native of Portsmouth, Va., Phillips attended Old Dominion University, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in English. Phillips and his fiancée, Randi, currently reside in Secaucus, N.J.
Rush will begin his duties with the Giants on August 8, and both Rush and Phillips will report to the team's Sr. Vice President of Communications Pat Hanlon.