Sources: Nevada to hire LSU’s Rempe as AD


The College of Nevada is predicted to rent LSU government deputy athletic director/COO Stephanie Rempe as the college’s new athletic director, sources instructed ESPN.

Rempe is likely one of the nation’s most revered deputy athletic administrators, as she performed a distinguished function within the latest spree of high-profile LSU hires – Brian Kelly (soccer), Matt McMahon (males’s basketball) and Kim Mulkey (girls’s basketball). Her function at LSU consists of overseeing “each aspect of the each day operations” of the athletic division, per LSU athletics.

Rempe will take over in Reno for Doug Knuth, who left after the edges mutually agreed to half methods again in April. Knuth had been at Nevada since 2013 and oversaw a usually profitable run in soccer and males’s basketball throughout that stretch.

In Rempe, Nevada will get a veteran administrator with a large swath of expertise that was enticing to high school officers. Nevada’s new president, Brian Sandoval, is a former governor of the state with restricted expertise within the collegiate athletics area. He employed somebody with an in depth administrative historical past.

Rempe’s breadth of expertise was interesting, as her time at LSU included a nationwide title in soccer, guiding the athletic division via the COVID-19 addled yr of 2020, forging the college’s NIL program, spearheading LSU’s function within the social justice motion to serving to overhaul LSU’s “dedication to the prevention of sexual and home violence.”

Together with a distinguished government deputy function beneath Scott Woodward at LSU, she’s additionally labored in the identical function at Texas A&M for 3 years previous to arriving at LSU in 2019. Previous to that, Rempe labored as a senior affiliate athletic director at Washington (2008-16), a senior affiliate athletic director at Oklahoma (2003-08) and an affiliate athletic director at UTEP (1998-2003).

Rempe is a former volleyball star at Arizona, the place she lettered 4 years and started her profession in school athletics as a senior program coordinator (1995-98). Rempe will change into the second feminine athletic director in Nevada historical past, becoming a member of former athletic director Cary Groth (2004-13). Rempe will change into the one feminine athletic director within the Mountain West Convention.

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