University of New Mexico

Eddie Nunez
Director of Athletics

Eddie Nunez

Eddie Nunez was named the Athletic Director at the University of New Mexico on August 31, 2017.

Before this position, he was the Deputy Director of Athletics at LSU for over a decade.  During his tenure at LSU, the Tigers’ athletic department experienced over $400 million dollars in renovations and construction of athletic facility projects. Nuñez also spearheaded the renegotiations of a 10-year multi-media rights agreement with Outfront Media Sports.

Additionally, in his capacity as Deputy Director of Athletics, he has supervisory responsibility for the planning and management of the athletic strategic plan, 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 has nearly two decades of experience working in intercollegiate athletics. Prior to his time at LSU, Nuñez was 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 from Miami-Dade Community College.

From the state of Florida, Nunez has both a Bachelor’s in Sports Management and Masters in Sports Administration from the University of Florida. As a Gator, he was on the varsity basketball team.  He is married to the former Jane Hess and the couple are proud parents of two daughters, Elizabeth Kendall Nuñez (8) and Anna Caldwell Nuñez (6).