UGA executive associate athletic director an AD finalist at Southern Conference school

Georgia executive associate athletic director Jim Booz (UGA photo)

Jim Booz, who has headed Georgia’s compliance department for nearly six years, is among four finalists to become athletic director at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

 

The school announced its finalists Friday, according to the Associated Press and other media outlets.

Booz was named compliance director in October, 2011 and became an executive associate athletic director at Georgia in July, 2016.

He has ties to Tennessee, earning an undergraduate degree in physical education and sport management from Tennessee-Martin in 1995 and a masters degree in higher education administration from Middle Tennessee State in 1998. He worked at Vanderbilt from 1995-2004, the last four years as assistant athletic director for compliance.

The other finalists are Duke senior associate athletic director for internal affairs Gerald Harrison; Marshall associate athletic director Jeff O’Malley; and Penn State associate athletic director for athletic development Mark Wharton.

Each finalist will visit campus next week with the school hoping to announce its decision by the end of the month.

David Blackburn resigned in June as the school’s athletic director.

 

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