Sports Biz Notebook: Josh Brooks takes unconventional route to becoming UGA AD

Josh Brooks always had faith that he would one day lead a major collegiate athletics program. The new athletic director at the University of Georgia bet on himself to make that happen, leaving big-time SEC programs like UGA and LSU for smaller schools — a route that, at times, was discouraged from his peers. Now he’s at the helm of the one of most high-profile schools in the country inside arguably the nation’s strongest athletics conference in the SEC. Brooks, 40, just six years ago was…

Josh Brooks always had faith that he would one day lead a major collegiate athletics program. The new athletic director at the University of Georgia bet on himself to make that happen, leaving big-time SEC programs like UGA and LSU for smaller schools — a route that, at times, was discouraged from his peers. Now he’s at the helm of the one of most high-profile schools in the country inside arguably the nation’s strongest athletics conference in the SEC. Brooks, 40, just six years ago was…

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