Administration
Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Kris Sanders
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Kim Smith
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Dr. Shannon Yates
Associate Director of Athletics for Event Management
Erik Weiler
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Corporate Partnerships
Rin Seibert
Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics
Candy Jessen
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Services
Melissa Van Dygriff
Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services
Lexi Nichols
Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics
Ron Blatz
Broadcast & Streaming Manager
Erica Fedornock
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Ben Boggs
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Ticket Coordinator
Matt Ward
Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
Full List
Renee' Turpa

Renee' Turpa

Group Sales Ticket Coordinator

Phone (219) 464-5112
Email Renee.Turpa@valpo.edu

Renee’ Turpa joined the women’s basketball staff prior to the 2004-2005 season as the director of basketball operations and helped the Crusaders for two seasons.  After taking a year off from Valpo, she returned for her second stint with the Brown and Gold in the same role prior to the 2007-2008 campaign and now serves as athletics marketing assistant and group ticket sales as well as assistant event management duties at Valpo.

With the Crusaders, Turpa assists with summer camps, community service projects, group events, and event planning for volleyball and women's basketball home games.  

Turpa served as the head varsity coach at Portage High School for 17 seasons, where she was the winningest coach in school history, boys or girls.  She also was the head varsity girls coach at Valparaiso High School during the 2006-2007 year.

Turpa spent nine years as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association District I and an Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association District I basketball representative, and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Assistant Director of the IBCA.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in special education, physical education, and health from Ball State in 1979 and received her master’s degree from Valparaiso in 1995 in special education and secondary education.