New LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodward has announced the hiring of three new staff members, all of whom have worked with him in the past, as well as two staff promotions.
Woodward tapped Stephanie Rempe to serve as executive deputy director of athletics, Dan Gaston as senior associate athletic director of facility management and Brandy Douglass as his chief of staff. He also promoted Verge Ausberry to executive deputy director of athletics and Shelly Mullenix to senior associate athletic director of health and wellness.
Rempe previously worked as deputy athletics director at Texas A&M, where Woodward was the athletic director for four years before the Baton Rouge native returned to his alma mater, replacing Joe Alleva, who stepped down as LSU athletic director in April.
Douglass is coming from Texas A&M where she has spent the past two decades, also serving as athletics chief of staff.
Gaston, who worked on Woodward’s staff at the University of Washington, comes to LSU from Villanova, where he spent the past year managing facilities and game operations.
Ausberry and Mullenix, meanwhile, have been part of the LSU athletic department for years, with Ausberry—a former LSU football standout—formerly serving as deputy athletics director since 2015. Mullenix has been part of the LSU athletic training staff since 1997.
“I have worked with Stephanie, Brandy and Dan before and I know they all bring tremendous experience, professionalism and integrity to the Tiger Family,” Woodward says in a statement. “Verge has played an instrumental role in our success and is well deserving of this promotion and Shelly has been invaluable to so many over the years and now can have a greater impact on all of our student-athletes and coaches.”