Mundinger Named Assistant Director of Operations

Earns promotion from graduate assistant to full-time staff member

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s basketball head coach Shea Ralph has announced that Eric Mundinger has been promoted to assistant director of operations. He previously served as a graduate assistant during the 2021-22 season.

“I am excited for Eric to make the jump from graduate assistant to a full-time member of our staff,” Ralph said. “He has worn many hats for us already, so we are eager to have him continue to support our staff and student-athletes in all the ways that help our program run smoothly.”

Mundinger is entering his third season with the program after obtaining his master’s degree in leadership and organizational performance from Vanderbilt in May 2022. He will oversee student managers and practice players, address equipment needs, assist with team travel and logistics, game scheduling, recruiting operations, and additional day-to-day operations.

“Basketball operations requires a selfless mentality and Eric has that,” said Chris Brann, director of basketball operations. “No task is too small and Eric is willing to do whatever is needed to help our program function. I’m excited to keep him alongside us as we move into our second year.”

Mundinger came to Vanderbilt from the University of Memphis where he served as the head manager for the women’s basketball team. Mundinger began his career as a student manager, aiding coaches and players in tasks and drills for the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference member. Additionally, he managed the set-up and break down of the gym for practice and team meals.

Due to his performance, Mundinger was quickly promoted to head student manager after his first year and he assisted the department by overseeing other student managers, tracking equipment and inventory, in accordance with the annual budget, and designing team gear such as shirts, travel suits and coaching gear.

Prior to his role at Memphis, Mundinger served as a coach at the Penny Hardaway Basketball Camp where he instructed a group of 150 campers by demonstrating and explaining basketball drills. Apart from leading the campers, Mundinger also played a role in the lunch set-up for the campers and the coaches.

Mundinger has also worked as a camp coach at Melissa McFerrin Hoops School, where he demonstrated drills to campers, refereed 5-on-5 games, and supported with team check-ins and camp t-shirt distribution.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sport and leisure management. He is proficient in SportsCode, FastDraw and FastScout.