Brooks currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations and as the sport facilitator for football. Brooks is in his 5th year at the University of Georgia and 14th in collegiate athletics.
In his current position, Brooks is in charge of scheduling future football opponents, oversight of the football budget, team travel and bowl operations. Brooks also has supervisory responsibilities for facility support, turf management, graphics & displays, maintenance operations, and video operations.
His responsibilities also include working with the Office of University Architects on new construction projects, building renovations and preventative maintenance issues.
Additionally Brooks is responsibilities for serving on several athletic association committees including the Staff Retreat, New Employee Orientation, Circle of Honor, and as the Athletic Director Representative on Professional Support Staff meetings.
Brooks began his career at Georgia working in football operations. During that time his responsibilities included coordinating all staff and team daily logistics, creating and maintaining "MarkRicht.com", directing "Dawg Night" camps, planning team community service activities, and also serving as the liaison between the football staff and administration.
Prior to his arrival at UGA, Brooks spent 5 years at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, most recently as Director of Operations. At ULM Brooks oversaw recruiting operations, arranged team travel, coordinated all camps and clinics, solicited sponsorship for the coaches weekly radio show, planned special events and annual banquets and was in charge of maintenance of football facilities. Before becoming the Director of Operations at ULM Brooks worked as a graduate assistant coach during the '02 & '03 seasons. In 2007 the Warhawks became bowl eligible for the first time in school history.
Brooks' career began as a student at LSU, working as an equipment manager and then as 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 in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He is married to the former Lillie Harrell also from Hammond. The couple has three boys, twins James and Jackson born in July 2009 and Davis born in March of 2012.
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