Eddie Nunez was named Deputy Director of Athletics in January of 2016. 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 sport administrator for the men's basketball program, men's and women's tennis programs.
In his role, he also oversees the planning and management of the athletic strategic plan, the 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 also serves as the Athletic Department's liaison with LSU Sports Properties and the University Licensing and Brand Management as well as the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
Under his guidance, the athletic department has experienced over $380 million dollars in renovations and construction of athletic facility projects. He also spearheaded the renegotiations of a 10 year multi-media rights agreement with Outfront Media Sports. During his time at LSU, he has been appointed to represent the department of athletics on various University and community committees.
Nuñez joined the Athletics Department in October 2003 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 16 years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics. 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. 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 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 (7) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (5).