Next Presentation: October 21, 2021
Director of Athletics, University of Georgia Athletic Association
Josh Brooks was named J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics in January 2021, after
serving 11 years at UGA, most recently as interim director of athletics and senior
deputy director of athletics.
Brooks worked closely with former Director of Athletics Greg McGarity, overseeing
athletic operations. He served as the liaison to the UGA Office of University Architects'
office for athletic construction projects.
Brooks first worked for the UGA Athletic Association between 2008 and 2014, serving
as director of football operations and then associate athletic director for internal
operations. He returned to his native Louisiana in 2008 to serve as deputy athletics
director at the University of Louisiana Monroe and director of Athletics at Millsaps
He came back to his adopted home of Athens in 2016.
Over his years working in college and university athletics, Brooks has been committed
to bridging the gap between campus and community. In January 2021, Brooks pledged
$100,000 to create a need-based scholarship that will support UGA students from Athens-Clarke
A native of Hammond, La., he graduated from LSU in 2002 with a degree in Kinesiology
and completed his Master’s degree in Sport Management at UGA in 2014. He and his wife,
Lillie, have twin sons, Jackson and James, born in July 2009 and a third son, Davis,
born in March 2012.