Eddie Nuñez joined the Athletics Department in October 2003 as the Director of Game and Event Management and was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Operations and Project Development in June of 2007 and Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2009. Nuñez has 15 years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, Nuñez’s responsibilities include assisting in the oversight of day to day operations of the athletic department and serves as the program administrator for men’s basketball program, men’s and women’s tennis programs. He also supervises the Marketing/ Promotions department, Event Management department as well as directs all capital projects for the Athletic Department and Tiger Athletic Foundation. Under his guidance, the athletic department has experienced over $300 million dollars in renovations and construction of athletic facility projects. Nuñez also serves as the Athletic Department’s liaison with LSU Sports Properties and the Tiger Athletic Foundation as well as assist in fundraising/development. During his time at LSU, he has been appointed to represent the department of athletics on various University and community committees.
Nuñez came to LSU after two and half years as the Director of Game and Event Management at Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, along with directing the Game and Event Management department, he also assisted in construction of numerous facilities from the renovation of Memorial Gymnasium and addition of a new Basketball Practice Facility to the construction of their Baseball stadium. Prior to that, Nuñez served as men’s basketball administrative assistant coach at Marquette University for one year and two years as men’s basketball graduate assistant for coach Billy Donovan at the University of Florida. Nunez played two seasons on the University of Florida basketball team in 1997 and 1998. He transferred to Florida after playing two years and obtaining a degree from Miami-Dade Community College.
The native of Miami, Fla., received his Associate degree in arts and architecture from Miami-Dade Community College in 1995, his Bachelor’s in Sports Management and Masters in Sports Administration from the University of Florida in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He is married to the former Jane Hess and the couple has two daughters, Elizabeth Kendall Nuñez (6) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (4).