Earlier this year, it was announced that Georgia Tech would lose its athletic director, Mike Bobinski, as he took the same job at Purdue. This happened mid-August and just over a month later, they have found their replacement in alumnus and current Oregon State athletic director Todd Stansbury.
The school announced that they had hired the Yellow Jacket grad Thursday morning. This is Stansbury’s third athletic director job in two years as he was formerly the leader at Central Florida before taking the job in Corvallis last June.
“My wife Karen and I chose to return to Oregon State because we loved this university and Corvallis so much,” Stansbury said in a statement. “Oregon State is an excellent university, and its men’s and women’s programs are among the best in the Pac-12 Conference and successfully compete against top programs nationally.
“But Georgia Tech is my alma mater. Anyone who has heard me speak, knows of the passion I have for the opportunities that I was granted there as a student, as an athlete, and as a past member of the Georgia Tech athletics department.”
Stansbury becomes the first Georgia Tech graduate to take the job since William Alexander, who held the job from 1920-1950 and took over for the school’s first athletic director John Heisman.
Stansbury held the position at Central Florida for three years from 2012-2014, overseeing their transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference, where the football team won the championship in 2013 and went to the Fiesta Bowl.
I am sure the Yellow Jacket fan base are excited for Stansbury to lead them into the future.
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