The University of Alabama's Executive Deputy Officer of Athletics, J Batt, is set to become the next athletic director at Georgia Tech.

Batt joined The University of Alabama Department of Athletics in 2017 and has been responsible for directly overseeing several of the University's internal operations such as the Crimson Tide Foundation, TIDE PRIDE, event management, contract management, and human resources and flight operations. He is also the sport administrator for men's basketball.

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Batt also served on the University Presidential Advisory Committee for COVID-19 and participates in the University Advancement Leadership Team, Presidential Prospect Management Team, and the Faculty Athletics Committee.

Georgia Tech's former Athletic Director, Todd Stansbury, was released alongside the Yellow Jackets's head coach Geoff Collins back in September for under-performing on the field with a 10-28 record under his leadership.

"I am grateful to Coach Collins for his hard work and commitment to our student athletes. Unfortunately, the results of our football program have fallen short of what our loyal community, fans and athletes expect and deserve. We are committed to rebuilding the program and a coaching change is a necessary first step in that process"- Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera.

While the search for a new head coach is still going on in Atlanta, Batt is looking to bring his inside success from The University of Alabama to Georgia Tech's athletic department.

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