Details of Georgia AD Josh Brooks' contract revealed
Josh Brooks officially became Georgia’s new athletic director last month. On Friday, the school revealed the terms of his contract.
Brooks agreed to a four-year contract with UGA worth $3.625 million. Brooks’ salary starts at $700,000 and will increase by $25,000 every year. The deal is set to expire on June 30, 2025. He is also set to receive an annual retention bonus of $50,000.
For Georgia fans wondering how Brooks’ compensation stacks up among conference athletic directors, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chip Towers writes that Brooks’ compensation remains last among the 13 SEC athletic directors whose annual income has been publicly reported in the last year. (Vanderbilt does not publicly reveal as a private school.)
For reference, Tennessee athletic director Danny White is the conference’s highest-paid AD, making $1.8 million. Alabama AD Greg Byrne made $1.725 million last year. Brooks’ closest conference in compensation is Ol Miss AD Keith Carter, making $725,000 annually.
Brooks was introduced by President Jere Morehead on Jan. 6. The contract was signed on Jan. 8.
Brooks takes over for Greg McGarity, who was named AD at UGA in 2010, after he served 18 years in the athletics department at Florida.