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Sources: Georgia to promote Josh Brooks to AD

Georgia will promote Josh Brooks to athletics director, sources told FootballScoop on Wednesday. Brooks is currently the senior deputy AD at Georgia and was appointed interim AD when Greg McGarity stepped down effective Jan. 1.

The promotion culminates a long climb for Brooks, a Hammond, La., native whose career began as an equipment manager and a student assistant coach as an undergraduate at LSU.

After earning a Master's degree at Georgia, Brooks's first full-time job came as the director of football operations at ULM. He later served in the same role under Mark Richt at Georgia, which began his ascension up the athletics administrative ladder.

He was named Georgia's assistant AD for internal operations in 2012 and two years later became the athletics director at Millsaps College, a Division III school in Jackson, Miss.

Brooks became the deputy AD at ULM in 2015, and then returned to Georgia in 2016 as executive associate AD.

Georgia is expected to formally make this official later today.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

Update> Georgia has now announced this move.

"From visionary and strategist to contract negotiator, fundraiser, and champion for student-athletes—the modern-day athletic director must effectively wear many hats," said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. "I am confident that Josh can wear all of these hats extraordinarily well, and I am excited to see our athletic program continue to evolve as one of the premier programs in the nation with him at the helm."