ACC athletic director addresses speculation regarding Georgia job
After Dec. 31, Greg McGarity will no longer be the athletic director at Georgia. He’s set to retire, creating an opening for somebody else to take the job.
So, it’s natural that there was some speculation that Carla Williams, the current AD at Virginia, could be a potential candidate for the job. Williams is a Georgia alum, and she then spent time working in the Bulldogs’ athletics department, including a 13-year stint as the athletics administrator.
However, Williams could decide to stay in her current role at Virginia. On Friday, she issued a statement on Twitter addressing the rumors of her potentially leaving for Georgia, making it seem that she is committed to staying with the Cavaliers:
— Carla G. Williams (@ADWilliamsUVA) December 18, 2020
John Talty of AL.com reported that he heard that either Williams or Josh Brooks, who will be Georgia’s interim AD following McGarity’s retirement, would be expected to get the job. If Williams stays at Virginia, then Brooks could end up as the top candidate for the position at Georgia.
Talty even noted that Brooks would be “the guy to beat,” if Williams is out of the running.
McGarity has been Georgia’s AD since 2010. He attended the school, then worked for the Bulldogs from 1973-92 in various capacities. He left to become Florida’s associate athletic director from 1992-2010, before then returning to Georgia. So, this will be the first time that the Bulldogs have a new AD in a decade.