July 17, 2019 12:15 pm

Josh Brooks: University of Georgia, Deputy Athletic Director - Operations

Josh Brooks joined the UGA staff as Executive Associate Director of Athletics in December, 2016, after serving as Deputy Athletics Director at the University of Louisiana Monroe from 2015-16. Brooks served as Director of Athletics at Milllsaps College (20014-15) prior to his tenure at ULM. But he had previously served in capacities at UGA as Director of Football Operations (2008-11) and Assistant and Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations (2012 -14). Brooks’ responsibilities at UGA included overseeing the departments of facility support, graphics and design, turf management and also serving as the sport facilitator for football. He was in charge of scheduling future games as well as overseeing bowl game operations. In addition, his responsibilities included assisting with the development and management of facilities, new construction projects for the athletic association, and planning the 2013 Jason Aldean Concert in Sanford Stadium. During his time at Millsaps, Brooks revamped the Major game-day experience. He created the kid’s zone, specialized concessions, and partnerships with youth sports leagues. Partnerships with the Jackson Public Schools, the Jackson Zoo, the National Guard and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America added to game days. This enhanced experience helped Brooks solicit over $100K in sponsorship opportunities. Brooks also established a department-wide fundraising campaign that led to a 150 percent increase in Major-Club donations. Capping off this fundraising campaign was the creation of a standalone Hall of Fame event at the Capital Club and the Mary Ann Edge Golf Tournament held at Patrick Farms golf course. The Majors also saw great athletic success in Brooks’ first year. The Majors enjoyed two SAA regular season championships, captured by the men’s soccer team and the women’s basketball team. The Millsaps’ baseball team also earned a trip the West Regional tournament. The student-athletes also shined in the classroom in Brooks’ first year. Millsaps’ student-athletes had an overall grade-point-average of 3.0 in the 2014-15 academic year. Over 130 Majors’ earned Academic All-Conference honors. Brooks also served as director of football operations at the University of Louisiana-Monroe beginning in 2004, and in 2007 ULM became bowl eligible for the first time in school history after beating Alabama. Brooks gained experience as a student at Louisiana State University, working as an equipment manager and a student assistant coach. During his four years at LSU, the Tigers participated in the 2000 Peach Bowl, 2002 Sugar Bowl, and won the 2001 Southeastern Conference championship. A native of Hammond, La., he graduated from LSU with a degree in Kinesiology and completed his Master’s degree in Sport Management from The University of Georgia. He and his wife, Lillie, have twin sons, Jackson and James, born in July of 2009 and a third son, Davis, born in March of 2012.

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