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Jessica Rippey
Jessica  Rippey

Assistant Director of Event Management

Jessica Rippey joined the department’s facilities and game operations staff in 2015. She works with the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis, men’s soccer, field hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Rippey’s duties include oversight, planning and management of home athletics events, event operations and facility budget oversight, event staffing and facility scheduling. She coordinates the bid process and the hosting of ACC and NCAA championships and serves as the event and tournament director for assigned sports. She also provides administrative support for summer camps and clinics. Before coming to Virginia, Rippey worked as the event management graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina. She was the event manager for various Olympic sports events and had oversight of 75 organizations that staffed home football games. She also served as the tournament director for various post-season tournaments.

Prior to her time at North Carolina, Rippey worked as the director of baseball operations at UNC-Asheville while also serving a one-year internship in the Bulldogs’ athletic administration. As an undergraduate, she worked as a student-athletic trainer at Tennessee for four years. Rippey has served on various institutional and organizational committees. She has attended the NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar, NCAA/Women Leaders in College Sports’ Women’s Leadership Symposium and the NCAA/Women Leaders in College Sports’ Institute for Administrative Advancement. Rippey earned her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from the University of Tennessee and earned her master of arts degree in sport administration from the University of North Carolina.


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