As a former student-athlete himself, Tim Lampe knows the effect a good facility can have on a collegiate athletic program.
VCU now knows what an elite Director of Facilities can do for an athletic department after having Lampe to run the show for the past 13 years.
Now in his 14th year with the Rams, Lampe serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Facilities, overseeing the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, Thalhimer Tennis Center, VCU’s use of The Diamond, VCU’s SportsBackers Stadium and much much more.
Since arriving in Richmond in 1997, he has helped construct the Siegel Center and has overseen the growth and renovation since the opening in 1999. He has brought personalities such as President Obama, President Clinton, Dave Matthews, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow, while hosting such sporting events such as the Virginia High School League Basketball Championships, Genworth Tennis Celebration featuring Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Andy Roddick and the Harlem Globetrotters.
He also helped form a relationship with the NBA’s Washington Wizards, which culminated into a six-year deal with the Wizards to use the Siegel Center as the team’s training camp headquarters from 2004-2009.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lampe graduated from Miamu University of Ohio, where he was a four-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball team.
Upon graduation, he traveled to the Unviersity of New Mexico to complete his master’s degree in sport administration and work as a graduate assistant for the Lobo’s basketball team. Lampe became the director of facilities at UNM before taking his current position at VCU.
He also serves an adjunct professor for VCU’s Center for Sports Leadership, as well as teaching an undergraduate course in facility design and event management.
Lampe and his wife, Breena, live in Richmond.