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 oversees every facet of the daily operations of the department of athletics and sports programs.
A consummate professional with comprehensive and distinctive leadership experience, Rempe works with the senior athletic administration team on organizational structure, strategic initiatives, supervisory responsibilities for all sports, revenue generation opportunities, internal and external projects, strategic communications and capital projects.
Since Rempe’s arrival at LSU, the landscape of college athletics has changed considerably: LSU captured the 2019 football national championship, and less than three months later COVID-19 changed everything. Rempe has led the athletic department in everything from addressing financial challenges of COVID-19 to NIL, from the social justice movement to a complete overhaul of LSU’s commitment to the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
Rempe works relentlessly to maintain financial stability, including the implementation of several cost-cutting and revenue-generating measures. Ensuring LSU is at the forefront of all transformative efforts at the university and across the collegiate athletics landscape, Rempe continues to work on the balance of investing in the growth of the athletics program while remaining fiscally responsible, including efforts to create a transparent work environment focused on recruiting, developing and retaining the best staff in the country.
While at Texas A&M Rempe was a liaison between athletics and the 12th Man Foundation, system general council, Levy Restaurants, Learfield’s multi-media rights relationship and was the sport supervisor for the football and men’s basketball programs. She was responsible for the organizational structure of the department as well as numerous initiatives including enhanced focus on collaboration across all units.
Rempe served as Sr. Associate Athletics Director at the University of Washington from 2008-16. She influenced or led almost every aspect of the UW athletics department, including direct supervision of several sports teams, management of all capital projects, including the $285M renovation of Husky Stadium, and administration of numerous department units.
Prior to her time in Seattle, Rempe served as a Senior Associate Athletics Director at
the University of Oklahoma (2003-08) and worked as an Associate Athletics Director at UTEP (1998-2003) after beginning her professional career at her alma mater, the University of Arizona as a Senior Program Coordinator (1995-98).
Throughout her career, 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.
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 into the Santa Barbara High School Hall of Fame in 2002. 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.