Josh Brooks was named J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Jan. 6, 2021, after serving 11 years at UGA most recently as Senior Deputy Director of Athletics.
Brooks returned to UGA in 2016 as Executive Associate Director of Athletics after serving as Deputy Athletics Director at the University of Louisiana Monroe from 2015-16 and Director of Athletics at Millsaps College from 2014-15. Brooks was promoted to Deputy Athletic Director at UGA in May, 2018, and in January, 2020, was named Senior Deputy Director of Athletics.
Brooks served as Director of Athletics at Milllsaps College (20014-15) prior to his tenure at ULM. But he had previously served in capacities at UGA as Director of Football Operations (2008-11) and Assistant and Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations (2012-14).
During his tenure at UGA, Brooks worked closely with former Director of Athletics Greg McGarity overseeing internal and external for all athletic operations. He has served as the liaison with the Office of University Architects office on all athletic construction projects and with several campus departments as well as the president’s office. His responsibilities at UGA have included overseeing the departments of facility support, graphics and design, and turf management.
He has been involved in the scheduling of future football games as well as overseeing bowl game operations. In addition, his responsibilities included assisting with the development and management of facilities, new construction projects for the Athletic Association, and planning the 2013 Jason Aldean Concert in Sanford Stadium. Brooks has also served as the sport facilitator for football and men’s and women’s track and field and cross country.
Brooks also served as director of football operations at the University of Louisiana-Monroe beginning in 2004, and in 2007 ULM became bowl eligible for the first time in school history after beating Alabama. Brooks gained experience as a student at Louisiana State University, working as an equipment manager and 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 with a degree in Kinesiology and completed his Master’s degree in Sport Management from The University of Georgia. He and his wife, Lillie, have twin sons, Jackson and James, born in July of 2009 and a third son, Davis, born in March of 2012.