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**LSU’s Longtime Athletic Equipment Manager Leaves to Pursue New Venture**

LSU’s longtime athletic equipment manager and assistant athletic director, Greg Stringfellow, is departing to become the president of Elite Training Academy, a sports performance facility in Baton Rouge.

On Tuesday, Stringfellow explained that he is leaving LSU to embrace a new challenge after over 30 years of service. His career at LSU began as a student assistant, followed by a role as the football program’s equipment manager, and later as a senior administrator overseeing equipment and facilities for all LSU athletic programs.


“I’ve been with LSU for a very long time,” Stringfellow said. “I turned 50 a couple of years ago. At a certain age and career stage, you start to explore other potential opportunities.”

In 2022, Elite Training Academy partnered with Ochsner to develop a $22 million, 65,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Burbank and Lee drives. Stringfellow said the academy offered him an ownership stake and recruited him to help complete the facility and manage its daily operations once it opens.

The academy will provide athletes of all ages with services ranging from speed and strength training to orthopedic medical care.

“It was a win for me and my family,” Stringfellow said. “This opportunity allows me to be my own boss and create my own program, something I never imagined doing. But when they approached me with the idea, I embraced it.”

Stringfellow became LSU football’s equipment manager in 2003, a role he held until his promotion to assistant athletic director in 2019. In 2018, he supervised the unveiling of LSU’s alternate uniforms for a game against Mississippi State, commemorating the “Silent Season” of 1918 when the team didn’t play due to World War I. The uniforms featured color-changing helmets with paint costing around $1,500 per gallon.

“I thought it was a good time to transition from LSU to here,” Stringfellow said. “I’ve reached the pinnacle of my career in the equipment world at LSU. Trying something new seemed like the best move.”

Stringfellow is also the co-founder of Tigeraire, a Baton Rouge-based company that produces wearable cooling devices for football helmets and other apparel.

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