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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    7:00 PM
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    High Point, N.C.
    Saturday, Aug 15
    7:00 PM
    vs Furman Exhibition
    Athens, Ga.
  • Friday, Aug 26
    7:00 PM
    vs Samford
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Aug 26
    7:00 PM
    vs UNC Asheville
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Aug 27
    1:00 PM
    vs Savannah State
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Aug 27
    7:00 PM
    vs San Francisco
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Aug 28
    1:00 PM
    vs Cal State Fullerton
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Sept 2
    5:30 PM
    vs USC
    Auburn, Ala.
    Friday, Sept 2
    7:30 PM
    at Boston College
    Boston, Mass.
    Friday, Sept 2
    All Day
    vs The Carmel Cup
    Pebble Beach, Calif.
    Saturday, Sept 3
    5:30 PM
    vs North Carolina
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 3
    8:30 AM
    vs UGA Cross Country Invitational
    Bishop, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 3
    12:00 PM
    vs Siena
    Boston, Mass.
    Saturday, Sept 3
    7:00 PM
    at Harvard
    Boston, Mass.
    Saturday, Sept 3
    All Day
    vs The Carmel Cup
    Pebble Beach, Calif.
    Sunday, Sept 4
    2:00 PM
    vs Iowa State
    Auburn. Ala.
    Sunday, Sept 4
    All Day
    vs The Carmel Cup
    Pebble Beach, Calif.
    Tuesday, Sept 6
    All Day
    vs Cardinal Kickoff
    Berkeley Hills Country Club (Duluth, Ga.)
    Thursday, Sept 8
    10:00 AM
    vs Kennesaw State
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Thursday, Sept 8
    5:00 PM
    vs Georgia State
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Friday, Sept 9
    7:00 PM
    at South Carolina
    Columbia, S.C.
    Friday, Sept 9
    7:00 PM
    vs Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Friday, Sept 9
    All Day
    vs Palmas Tournament
    Puerto Rico
    Saturday, Sept 10
    12:00 PM
    vs Nicholls
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 10
    All Day
    vs Palmas Tournament
    Puerto Rico
    Sunday, Sept 11
    5:00 PM
    vs Kennesaw State
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Sept 11
    All Day
    vs Palmas Tournament
    Puerto Rico
    Tuesday, Sept 13
    6:00 PM
    vs Florida A&M
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    Friday, Sept 16
    7:00 PM
    at Texas A&M
    College Station, Texas
    Saturday, Sept 17
    7:30 PM
    at Missouri
    Columbia, Mo.
    Saturday, Sept 17
    TBA
    at Commodore Classic
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Sunday, Sept 18
    All Day
    vs Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate at The Grove
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Monday, Sept 19
    All Day
    vs USTA Pro Circuit
    Columbus, Ohio
    Monday, Sept 19
    All Day
    vs Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate at The Grove
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Monday, Sept 19
    All Day
    vs Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate at The Grove
    Nashville, Tenn.
    Thursday, Sept 22
    7:00 PM
    vs Tennessee
    Athens, Ga.
    Friday, Sept 23
    TBA
    vs Georgia Bulldog Classic
    Athens, Ga. (Athens Country Club)
    Friday, Sept 23
    All Day
    vs Southern Intercollegiates
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 24
    TBA
    at Ole Miss
    Oxford, Miss.
    Saturday, Sept 24
    10:00 AM
    vs Red & Black Scrimmage
    Bishop, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 24
    All Day
    vs Southern Intercollegiates
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Sept 24
    TBA
    vs Georgia Bulldog Classic
    Athens, Ga. (Athens Country Club)
    Sunday, Sept 25
    2:00 PM
    vs Auburn
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Sept 25
    All Day
    vs ANNIKA Intercollegiate
    Reunion Resort (Orlando, Fla.)
    Sunday, Sept 25
    All Day
    vs Southern Intercollegiates
    Athens, Ga.
    Sunday, Sept 25
    TBA
    vs Georgia Bulldog Classic
    Athens, Ga. (Athens Country Club)
    Monday, Sept 26
    All Day
    vs ANNIKA Intercollegiate
    Reunion Resort (Orlando, Fla.)
    Monday, Sept 26
    All Day
    vs Southern Intercollegiates
    Athens, Ga.
    Tuesday, Sept 27
    All Day
    vs ANNIKA Intercollegiate
    Reunion Resort (Orlando, Fla.)
    Friday, Sept 30
    8:00 PM
    at Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Ark.
    Saturday, Oct 1
    TBA
    vs Tennessee
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Oct 1
    11:00 AM
    at Paul Short Run
    Bethlehem, Pa.
    Saturday, Oct 1
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Pre-Qualify
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Sunday, Oct 2
    12:00 PM
    vs Alabama
    Bishop, Ga.
    Sunday, Oct 2
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Pre-Qualify
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Sunday, Oct 2
    All Day
    vs Nike Invitational
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Monday, Oct 3
    All Day
    vs Windy City Collegiate
    Glen View Club (Chicago, Ill.)
    Monday, Oct 3
    All Day
    vs Nike Invitational
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Monday, Oct 3
    All Day
    vs All-America Qualifiers
    Tulsa, Okla.
    Tuesday, Oct 4
    All Day
    vs Nike Invitational
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Tuesday, Oct 4
    All Day
    vs Windy City Collegiate
    Glen View Club (Chicago, Ill.)
    Tuesday, Oct 4
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Qualifying
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Tuesday, Oct 4
    All Day
    vs All-America Qualifiers
    Tulsa, Okla.
    Wednesday, Oct 5
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Qualifying
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Thursday, Oct 6
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Main Draw
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Friday, Oct 7
    2:00 PM
    at South Carolina
    Blythewood, S.C.
    Friday, Oct 7
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Main Draw
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Saturday, Oct 8
    TBA
    at South Carolina
    Columbia, S.C.
    Saturday, Oct 8
    TBA
    vs ITA All-American Main Draw
    Los Angeles, Calif.
    Friday, Oct 14
    All Day
    vs Stanford Intercollegiate
    Stanford Golf Course (Palo Alto, Calif.)
    Friday, Oct 14
    TBA
    at Crimson Classic
    Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Saturday, Oct 15
    TBA
    vs Vanderbilt Homecoming
    Athens, Ga.
    Saturday, Oct 15
    All Day
    vs Stanford Intercollegiate
    Stanford Golf Course (Palo Alto, Calif.)
    Sunday, Oct 16
    All Day
    vs Stanford Intercollegiate
    Stanford Golf Course (Palo Alto, Calif.)
    Saturday, Oct 22
    10:00 AM
    vs Tennessee-Martin
    Bishop, Ga.
    Sunday, Oct 23
    10:00 AM
    vs New Mexico State
    Bishop, Ga.
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