The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)

Greg McGarity - University of Georgia Director of Athletics, and Dr. Jere Morehead - University of Georgia President

December 02, 2020 Roger Manis
The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)
Greg McGarity - University of Georgia Director of Athletics, and Dr. Jere Morehead - University of Georgia President
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The BOSS Podcast (The Business Of Southern Sports)
Greg McGarity - University of Georgia Director of Athletics, and Dr. Jere Morehead - University of Georgia President
Dec 02, 2020
Roger Manis

University of Georgia Director of Athletics Greg McGarity has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. His Senior Deputy, Josh Brooks, will take over the duties on an interim basis January 1st of 2021. 

Under McGarity’s leadership, the annual budget of the Athletic Association grew from 89 million dollars in 2010 to 153 million today, and he has overseen more than 200 million dollars in facility improvements.  

The job of an Athletic Director can be a thankless one.  You are the one who hires and fires coaches. You must look out for the welfare of student-athletes, win championships, and  maintain fiscal responsibility. And in McGarity's case,  he wanted to retire earlier in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Out of a sense of duty and loyalty, he decided to stick around for a few more months to help weather the storm.

In this special podcast, we will hear from McGarity and University of Georgia President Dr. Jere Morehead as they meet the media to discuss Greg’s departure, his legacy, and the search for a replacement. 

Show Notes

University of Georgia Director of Athletics Greg McGarity has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year. His Senior Deputy, Josh Brooks, will take over the duties on an interim basis January 1st of 2021. 

Under McGarity’s leadership, the annual budget of the Athletic Association grew from 89 million dollars in 2010 to 153 million today, and he has overseen more than 200 million dollars in facility improvements.  

The job of an Athletic Director can be a thankless one.  You are the one who hires and fires coaches. You must look out for the welfare of student-athletes, win championships, and  maintain fiscal responsibility. And in McGarity's case,  he wanted to retire earlier in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Out of a sense of duty and loyalty, he decided to stick around for a few more months to help weather the storm.

In this special podcast, we will hear from McGarity and University of Georgia President Dr. Jere Morehead as they meet the media to discuss Greg’s departure, his legacy, and the search for a replacement.