Friday, January 21, 2011

Brooks Named Director Of Internal Operations


University of Georgia Director of Football Operations Josh Brooks has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations according to an announcement by Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.

Brad Hutcherson, Program Coordinator with the offensive football staff since spring, 2009, has been named to replace Brooks as Director of Football Operations, according to head coach Mark Richt.

“When you do excellent work good things happen and that is the case with the job Josh Brooks did with our football staff as Director of Football Operations,” said Richt.  “Greg McGarity noticed his good work and has provided him a great career opportunity with this administrative position. This is also the case with Brad Hutcherson who has been working with our football program for the last six years.  His good work has resulted in the Director of Football Operations job.  I am thrilled with both appointments.”

A native of Hammond, La., Brooks just completed his first season as Director of Football Operations after two years as assistant director. In his role he has been responsible for assisting head coach Mark Richt in all football administrative duties including team travel, roster management, and community service projects.  He has also served as the liaison with the business and compliance offices as well as other university areas.

Brooks came to UGA from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2008 where he served as Director of Football Operations. He began at ULM as a graduate assistant coach on offense in 2002, and later moved to defense. He was promoted to Director of Football Operations in 2004.

Brooks gained experience as a student at LSU, working as an equipment manager and a student assistant coach.  He graduated from LSU in 2002 with a degree in Kinesiology. He and his wife, the former Lillie Harrell, have twin sons, Jackson and James, born in July, 2009.

Hutcherson, a native of Savannah, became a student assistant with the UGA offensive staff in 2005.  During his time with the Dawgs, Georgia captured the 2005 SEC championship and has won four bowl games.  Georgia has also won 54 games during the time he’s worked with the Dawg staff.

A graduate of Savannah (Ga.) Christian High School, Hutcherson earned his degree in Sport Management from UGA in December, 2008.

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