Live Chat With Director of Athletics Greg McGarity

June 20, 2013

Join us on Tues., June 25 as University of Georgia Director of Athletics Greg McGarity holds his first live chat on Georgiadogs.com. McGarity will take questions from 3:30-4:00 p.m. via the official Web site of the UGA Athletic Association to wrap up the 2012-13 academic year and to look forward to 2013-14.

Fans and media can sign up below to receive an email reminder before the chat begins. To submit a question in advance, tweet it to @UGAHedgesBlog.

McGarity, an Athens native and Georgia graduate, was named Director of Athletics at UGA on August 13, 2010, after serving 18 years in the athletic department at the University of Florida. Since that time, McGarity has injected a program of imagination and innovation into the Georgia Athletic Association with emphasis on exploring new ideas and initiatives moving the organization forward in all areas of competition, academics, and service.

Among the many initiatives are implementation of a nutrition program for all sports, greater emphasis on customer service as well as community service, scoreboard upgrades enhancing the in-game experience for guests and patrons in all sports, and developing leadership programs fostering staff development. In addition, he has encouraged the experimentation of new ideas such as moving volleyball competition to Stegeman Coliseum and helping bring a concert to Sanford Stadium for the first time in stadium history.

McGarity oversees a 21-sport athletics program supported by a budget of more than $92 million. Since becoming Director of Athletics, Georgia teams have won one NCAA championship in women's swimming and diving (2012) and SEC championships in men's tennis (2011, 2012), women's swimming (2011, 2012), the men's tennis SEC Tournament (2011, 2012), and two SEC eastern division title in football (2011 and 2012). During that time 14 different Georgia teams have been ranked in the nation's top 20.

A 1976 graduate of UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, McGarity is a 2012 inductee into the Grady Fellowship, a recognition program to honor those whose influence, achievements and service to the media professions have enhanced the reputation of the Grady College. He was also appointed in 2012 to the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee, a position he will hold through 2016. Most recently, McGarity won the Tom Osborne award for Commitment to Nutrition.

 

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