You can go home again.

At least if you aspire to being a P5 athletic director, according to Andrea Adelson.  What’s the key attraction from the school’s perspective?  C’mon, dog.

But in these specific cases, it’s completely understandable why so many of these programs opted for somebody with long-standing ties. Especially since an athletic director’s job increasingly relies on fundraising and tapping into the community and alums for more and more support.

It has worked for Miami. James got his very first job working in ticket sales at Miami. Before he was elevated to athletic director, Miami went through two athletic directors over a four-year span. Now, the Hurricanes have much-needed stability at the top.

In the end, that’s what any athletic department wants. Someone familiar with the fabric of a university’s culture may be better suited for the job.

Shakin’ the money loose.  It’s Job One.

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4 responses to “You can go home again.

  1. HVL Dawg

    Ole Greg MaGarity- he’s one of us alright. You just look at him and think, “That man is a bulldog.”

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  2. The Georgia Way

    Keep shakin’ that money maker, Greg.

    You are the best!

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  3. 92 grad

    I used to work hard at my job with a primary focus on moving up the administrative ladder hoping to become a principal or headmaster. When I discovered that being a headmaster had nothing to do with advancing the school’s mission statement and everything to do with working major donors, I changed careers.

    My point is, as we have seen, the AD job has much less to do with advancing athletic programs than it does working donors. Of the things in gregs life that cause him urgency and stress, men’s basketball is not one of the .

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