|Position:||Deputy Director of Athletics|
Eddie Nuñez is in his 14th year at LSU and serves as Deputy Director of Athletics. Nuñez assists in daily oversight of the athletic department and serves as the administrator for the men’s basketball program and men’s and women’s tennis as well as liaison with LSU Sports Properties, the Tiger Athletic Foundation and University Licensing and Brand Management.
During his tenure at LSU, Nuñez has provided leadership within seven different positions within the Athletics Department as well as being appointed to represent the department of athletics on various University and community committees.
Under his guidance, the athletic department has experienced over $400 million dollars in renovations and construction of athletic facility projects. Nuñez also spearheaded the renegotiations of a 10-year multi-media rights agreement with Outfront Media Sports.
Additionally, in his capacity as Deputy Director of Athletics, he has supervisory responsibility for the planning and management of the athletic strategic plan, Marketing/Promotions, Athletic Communications, Social and Digital Media, Creative Services, Video and Network Broadcast Services departments and directs all capital projects for the Athletic Department.
Nuñez has 17 years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics. Prior to his time at LSU, Nuñez was 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. 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.
Nuñez, played two seasons on the University of Florida basketball team in 1996-97 and 1997-98. He transferred to Florida after playing two years from Miami-Dade Community College.
A native of Miami, Fla., Nuñez received his Associate degree in arts and architecture from Miami-Dade Community College, his Bachelor’s in Sports Management and Masters in Sports Administration from the University of Florida. He is married to the former Jane Hess and the couple are proud parents of two daughters, Elizabeth Kendall Nuñez (8) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (6).