Executive Deputy Ad/coo

Stephanie Rempe (pronounced Remp) was named LSU Executive Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer in July 2019 after serving in the same capacity at Texas A&M for three years. One of the most respected administrators in collegiate athletics, Rempe has oversight of every facet of the daily operations of the department of athletics and sports programs.

A former student-athlete with diverse and impressive administrative experience, Rempe works with the athletics senior leadership team on strategic initiatives, supervisory responsibilities for all sports, capital projects, and internal and external projects.

She provided leadership at Texas A&M in all facets of the department. She was a liaison between athletics and the 12th Man Foundation, system general council, Levy Restaurants and Learfield’s multi-media rights relationship, and she was the sport supervisor for the football program. During her time with the Aggies, several facility projects came to completion, including a state-of-the art track stadium and softball stadium as well as several studies for long term capital planning. Rempe was responsible for the organizational structure of the department as well as numerous initiatives, including enhanced focus on collaboration across all units working with individual sports; increased focus on human resources with the recruitment, hiring, developing and retaining staff; revenue generation through technology and strategic ticketing initiatives; expense reduction efforts; annual sports benchmarking presentations; strategic communications efforts and crisis management policies; and department oversight of a two-year, 100+ person game day experience task force.

At Washington from 2008-16, Rempe influenced or led almost every aspect of the department, including direct supervision of several sports teams, management of all capital projects, and administration of numerous department units. Specifically, she served as sport supervisor for men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, softball, and men’s golf – all of which won conference or national championships under her watch – as well as several other sports programs. Her management of capital projects was highlighted by the renovation of Husky Stadium ($285 million) into one of the top-ranked venues in the country, as well a multimillion-dollar new baseball stadium and Husky track.

Among her additional areas of responsibilities throughout her time at Washington were Facilities, Event Management, Information Technology, Student-Athlete Academic Services, Strength and Conditioning, Equipment Operations, and Sports Medicine, all of which flourished under her management. Washington hosted large-scale NCAA events on an annual basis, such as the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds and the 2013 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four. Rempe also led the department’s Title IX and diversity initiatives. In 2015, Rempe took on the expansive role of Interim Chief Financial Officer for a nine-month period, managing the Business, Human Resources and Travel Operations offices.

Prior to her time in Seattle, Rempe served as a Senior Associate Athletics Director for more than five years (2003-08) at the University of Oklahoma. Rempe worked as an Associate Athletics Director at UTEP from 1998-2003 after beginning her professional career at her alma mater, the University of Arizona, serving three years as a Senior Program Coordinator (1995-98).

Over that span, Rempe served as a member of the governance structure of the Pac-12 Conference, Big XII Conference and Western Athletics Conference, as well as serving on numerous NCAA and conference committees.

A student-athlete during her collegiate years at Arizona, Rempe was a four-year letter winner for the Wildcats volleyball team. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1993 and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Arizona in 1995.

In 2004, Rempe was inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame and a couple years later into the Santa Barbara High School Hall of Fame. In both 2001 and 2006, she competed in the Boston Marathon, and in 2007, placed second in the Redman Iron Distance Triathlon.

Rempe is married to Greg Remien. They are parents of a daughter, Riley, and a son, Ryan.

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