Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Fred Villarruel
Director of Marketing for Athletics
Administration
PHONE: (219) 464-6757 EMAIL: Fred.Villarruel@valpo.edu
Fred Villarruel

Fred Villarruel joined the Valparaiso University athletics department in August 2012 as the director of marketing.

In his role, Villarruel oversees and implements the deparment’s marketing, strategic planning, production, digital media and social media efforts. Some of Villarruel's contributions include a complete overhaul of the department's social media, ValpoGameday.com, ValpoRewards.com, The Valpo Coaches Show, Athletics.valpo.edu, and Valpo All-Access.

Prior to his days at Valparaiso, Villarruel created his own media website, which he would eventually sell to CBS in 2007. Villarruel has also worked for software developer Electronic Arts to help market and promote their Madden and NCAA Football gaming series.  He has also contributed to the development of Purdue University's John Purdue Club website, which is responsible for raising 100 percent of the funds necessary to cover the tuition, room and board, books and academic support costs of Purdue's more than 500 student-athletes.

Villarruel earned a BA in Spanish in 2001 from Purdue University. He is currently in the process of completing his MS in Sports Media at Valparaiso University.

Villarruel resides in Valparaiso with his wife and two daughters.

 

 

 

Administration
Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Stephen Anthony
Associate Director of Athletics for Business Services
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and Constituent Support
Homer Drew
Associate Director of Athletics
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Adam Klos
Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management
Kim Smith
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Traci Young
Head Coach/Asst. Director of Athletics for Life Skills Program/Senior Woman Administrator
Fred Villarruel
Director of Marketing for Athletics
Jenny Garrett
Associate Director of Marketing for Athletics
Matt LaBarbera
Associate Director of Annual Giving - Athletics
Jamie Anthony
Assistant Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Candy Jessen
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Erica Jessen
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Coordinator
Mark Adams
Faculty Athletics Representative
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