Assistant Athletic Director • Communications (Women's Basketball • Swimming)
Brian Fremund joined Vanderbilt in 2022 as assistant athletic director for communications. He came to Vanderbilt from South Alabama, where he served in various communications capacities from 2008-22, most recently as associate athletic director for communications and digital media. Fremund oversees communications efforts for the Commodore basketball programs and serves as the primary contact for swimming.
At South Alabama, Fremund led the Jaguars’ promotion of 17 varsity programs while serving as the primary communications contact for the football and men’s golf programs. He was the sport administrator for the men’s and women’s tennis programs from 2014-22.
Fremund coordinated the nomination of student-athletes for NCAA awards and scholarships as well as Sun Belt Conference year-end awards, resulting in seven individuals earning postgraduate scholarships in a seven-year span and the school’s first Sun Belt Student-Athlete of the Year award winner in 16 years.
Fremund spent nine years at Western Kentucky, starting in 1999 as an assistant sports information director and primary contact for both the football and softball programs. In 2002, he was promoted to director of athletic media relations.
While at WKU, Fremund oversaw a department that was responsible for the promotion of 20 sports programs. In addition to serving as the main contact for the Hilltopper men’s basketball team that reached the postseason on four occasions, including a run to the Sweet 16, Fremund was also responsible for directing the school’s efforts in transitioning from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (I-AA) to the Football Subdivision (I-A) level. As the primary contact for the Hilltopper football program, Fremund worked with the 2002 I-AA national champions and promoted a team that advanced to the I-AA playoffs five straight years.
Fremund also spent time at New Orleans (1997-99) and Jacksonville (1995-97). He began his career in the sports information field as a student assistant at Richmond. During his senior year at Richmond, Fremund served as an intern at the Colonial Athletic Association. The New Jersey native graduated from Richmond with degrees in economics and political science. Upon graduation, he served an internship in the Jacksonville sports information office. He also gained writing experience at The Florida Times-Union.
Fremund is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, serving on the scholarship committee since 1997. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, as well as the United States Basketball Writers Association and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Under Fremund’s direction, South Alabama was one of 11 schools nationally to earn the “Super 11 Award” from the Football Writers Association of America (2013, 2017). He has four times earned CoSIDA’s top district honors for athlete profiles and event coverage.