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Benaiah Ely
Benaiah Ely

Graduate Assistant (VB)

Benaiah Ely serves as a graduate assistant to the athletic communications department at Illinois State. He acts as the primary contact for women's volleyball, in addition to providing play-by-play commentary for each of the Redbird volleyball matches. Additionally, he assists with the football program during its spring operations.

Prior to coming to Illinois State, Benaiah earned his bachelor's degree in communications at Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas. During his tenure at the Division II College, he served the athletics program in a variety of ways, ranging from game day operations to weekly administrative duties. Some of his highlights include play-by-play commentary for men's and women's basketball, volleyball, softball, and baseball, public address announcing for basketball, softball and baseball, and video production work for men's and women's basketball, softball and baseball. His resume includes a completed internship with Angelo State's television station as well as sports broadcasting with Foster Communications.

The Texas native is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in communication.