University of Nevada

Stephanie Rempe
Director of Athletics

Stephanie Rempe

Stephanie Rempe, the Executive Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer at LSU, has been named Athletic Director at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Rempe has overseen all aspects of one of the country’s largest and most successful intercollegiate athletics departments at LSU since 2019. She has established herself as one of the country’s most respected athletics administrators during a distinguished career spanning more than 25 years.

Rempe has worked at a senior leadership role at five Division I athletics programs, supervising sports, coaches and department staff. At LSU (2019-present) and Texas A&M (2016-2019), she has served as the Chief Operating Officer where all coaches and staff reported directly to her.

At LSU, Rempe led and negotiated the contracts for the high-profile hirings of new men’s and women’s basketball coaches and a new head football coach. She also supervised contract negotiations and hirings of head coaches in an additional seven sports. Also during her tenure, LSU athletics has received national recognition for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as its leading initiatives in developing an equitable and in-compliance framework for the NCAA’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Rule. She also played key roles in negotiating media rights and apparel agreements, enhancing collaboration across the Tiger athletic program’s many units and in creating new initiatives in fundraising during a highly challenging pandemic era.

At Texas A&M and also serving as the Chief Operating Officer, Rempe was the sport supervisor for the football and men’s basketball programs, and was the department’s liaison with the 12th Man Foundation, system general counsel and Learfield’s multi-media rights relationship. She also played an integral role in the completion of several capital improvement projects, including new track and field and softball facilities.

Rempe was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats in volleyball. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1993 as well as a master’s degree in Sports Administration in 1995 from Arizona.

Rempe, who is a member of the Santa Barbara High School Hall of Fame, is married to Greg Remien. They are parents of a daughter, Riley, and a son, Ryan.