Josh Brooks is returning to Georgia for a high-level job in the athletic department.
Two and a half years after leaving the school, Brooks is on the way back to become executive associate athletic director and chief operating officer. He has resigned as deputy athletic director at Louisiana-Monroe to take the UGA position, according to the Monroe News Star and NBC10news.net.
He brings with him an interesting entry on his updated resume.
He was hired away from Georgia to become athletic director at Division III Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he drew attention to the school by adding a beer garden and kids’ zone to home football games.
What’s that… “beer garden”, you say? Hmmm. My first thought is that nobody’s gonna care. Then again, if McGarity can hit up contributors for the cost of the improvements like he has the IPF and baseball stadium, what’s the downside to picking up a new revenue stream with no upfront expense? And that’s before you even get into the bidding for naming rights…