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.
As a member of the senior staff, Nuñez's responsibilities include supervision of the men's basketball program, men's tennis program and the women's tennis program. He also supervises the Event Management department as well as directs all capital projects for the athletic department. Under his guidance, the athletic department has experienced over $220 million dollars in renovations and construction of athletic facility projects. Most recently this included the preservation of Tiger Stadium renovations.
Nuñez is the Athletic Department's liaison with the Tiger Athletic Foundation and oversees all project development as well as assist in fundraising/development. He also represents the athletics department on various University and community committees.
Nuñez came to LSU after two 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 a New Soccer/ Lacrosse Stadium, a New Basketball Practice Facility and a New Baseball stadium as well as the renovation of several other facilities including renovation of their track facility.
Prior to that, Nuñez served as men's basketball administrative assistant at Marquette University for one year and two years as men's basketball graduate assistant and head equipment manager for coach Billy Donovan at the University of Florida. Nunez also played two seasons on the Florida basketball team in 1997 and 1998. He transferred to Florida after playing two years at 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 from the University of Florida in 1998 and his masters in sports administration from Florida in 2000. He is married to the former Jane Hess and the couple has two daughters, Elizabeth Kendall Nuñez (4) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (1).