Josh Brooks began his role as the Director of Athletics at Millsaps College on July 7, 2014.
In his first year as the Director of Millsaps Athletics, Brooks revamped the Major game-day experience. He created the kid’s zone, specialized concessions, the Lucky Town Beer Garden, and partnerships with youth sports leagues. Partnerships with the Jackson Public Schools, the Jackson Zoo, the National Guard and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America added to game days. This enhanced experience helped Brooks solicit over $100K in sponsorship opportunities.
Brooks also established a department-wide fundraising campaign that led to a 150 percent increase in M-Club donations. Capping off this fundraising campaign was the creation of a standalone Hall of Fame event at the Capital Club and the Mary Ann Edge Golf Tournament held at Patrick Farms golf course.
Prior to Millsaps, Brooks joined the Majors from his position as associate athletic director at the University of Georgia, where he had worked since 2008. Brooks served in several capacities at Georgia overseeing the departments of facility support, graphics & design, turf management and served as the sport facilitator for football. He was in charge of scheduling future games as well as overseeing bowl game operations. His responsibilities also included assisting with the development and management of facilities, new construction projects for the athletic association, and he was also responsible for planning the 2013 Jason Aldean Concert in Sanford Stadium.
Brooks also served as Director of Football Operations at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He was named the Director of Football Operations in 2004, and in 2007 ULM became bowl eligible for the first time in school history after beating Alabama.
Brooks gained experience as a student at LSU, working as an equipment manager and a student assistant coach. During his four years at LSU, the Tigers participated in the 2000 Peach Bowl, 2002 Sugar Bowl, and won the 2001 Southeastern Conference championship.
A native of Hammond, La., he graduated from LSU with a degree in Kinesiology and completed his Master’s degree in Sport Management from The University of Georgia.
[Courtesy: Millsaps Web Site]