LSU announced Thursday that associate athletic director Eddie Nunez will leave the school and head west to become the next athletic director at the University of New Mexico.
Nunez spent 14 years in Baton Rouge where he oversaw the men’s basketball and women’s tennis programs.
LSU deputy AD Eddie Nunez named AD at New Mexico
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He said this in a UNM statement:
“I want to thank the search committee and (UNM) President Chaouki Abdallah for their trust and confidence in me. It is an honor to accept the position of director of athletics at the University of New Mexico. With the support of this great university, all the pieces are here to achieve great things. My wife, Jane, and our girls are looking forward to our move to New Mexico and getting to know our fellow Lobos. We can’t wait to get started.”
Nunez also oversaw LSU Sports Properties, the Tiger Athletic Foundation and University Licensing and Brand Management according to a UNM statement.
LSU athletic director Joe Alleva added this statement:
“Eddie is extremely bright and very hard working. He will energize the athletic department and engage with the community,” said LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva. “New Mexico has hired a rising star.”
According to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Nunez’s replacement at LSU will not have the same job description.