Andrea Tepe Season 2023
Andrea Tepe was promoted in August 2020 to the Chief of Staff position after she worked for seven years as the Director of Operations for the LSU Track & Field program. As Chief of Staff, Tepe assists Director of Athletics Scott Woodward in day-to-day operation and strategic outlook of the athletics department while also examining cross-departmental relationships to maximize the efficiency of internal operations. She also works closely with the human resources department to develop professional development programming.
During her tenure as Director of Operations for the LSU track and field program, Tepe was charged with organizing all administrative and logistical aspects of the nation’s most prestigious collegiate program. She was actively involved with the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an instructor for the Track & Field Academy Meet Management course. Tepe also worked on a committee to develop programming for director of operations at the annual USTFCCCA Coaches Convention.
Tepe joined the staff at LSU following a four-year stint as the Director of Track & Field Operations at the University of Akron. In addition to her responsibilities for team travel and home meet management, Tepe acted as the program liaison for sports information and marketing, academics, business, compliance, equipment, facilities and housing.
During her time at Akron of the Mid-American Conference, Tepe served as an assistant administrator for the MAC Indoor Championships in 2012 and MAC Outdoor Championships in 2013, as well as the director of Akron’s inaugural Pole Vault Convention in 2013. She also worked as the meet coordinator at the 2011 Big East Indoor Championships.
Tepe competed for the women’s track and field program at Miami University (Ohio) from 2004-08. She was an NCAA Mideast Regional Qualifier in the 400 hurdles and was a member of Miami’s indoor-school-record 4×400-meter relay team. An active participant in Miami’s community service efforts during her collegiate career, Tepe served as a women’s track and field representative on Miami’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council for two years from 2006-08, and was also an NCAA National Leadership Conference participant in 2007.
Tepe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2008 and master’s degree in 2009 from Miami University (Ohio). She earned a second master’s degree from LSU in 2022 in Leadership and Human Resource Development while pursuing her PhD.