Director of operations • 3 seasons • denham springs, la • lsu, 2007
Katie Copeland is in her third season on the LSU Gymnastics staff in 2016 where she serves as the Director of Operations. Copeland is involved in all facets of the programs and her responsibilities include team and individual travel, budget, equipment, booster club and camps management. She also serves as the program’s liaison to several departments.
Copeland works closely with the coaching staff to ensure all areas of the program are running efficiently outside of the competition arena.
Before getting her start in operations, Katie worked for CBS Outdoor and LSU Sports Properties, the Sports Marketing Group, for LSU Athletics. She served as an Administrative Assistant one year, and in that position she coordinated the finances for the group, generated contracts with Partners of LSU Athletics, and generated business and financial reports.
She also worked for the Triple-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, the Omaha Storm Chasers, as a Community Relations Intern from 2011 to 2012. In that position she learned the importance of building relationships with groups and individuals within the local community.
Copeland earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in 2007 and her master’s degree in Sport Management from LSU in 2008. During that time, Copeland was a student intern for Verge Ausberry in Athletic Administration, where she aided in the day-to-day operations of the LSU Athletics Department.
She hails from Denham Springs, La., and loves cheering on the Fighting Tigers of LSU.