Greg McGarity officially becomes UGA’s athletic director Wednesday, though the hometown boy actually couldn’t wait that long to start and has been on the job for a couple of days.
A lot of Athens folk, including me, were thrilled when it was announced that McGarity was returning to the UGA athletics department where he literally grew up. Greg impressed a lot of people in Athens both as a kid and while working his way up through the ranks of the UGA Athletic Association before leaving for the No. 2 job at Florida in 1992.
I didn’t know Greg that well when we were kids, since he was two years behind me in school, but I knew his brother Stu and was even better acquainted with his dad, who taught my Sunday school class for a couple of years and ran the selling of football programs at UGA home games. He and my father were friends and that’s how I came to sell programs.
My main memory of Greg is that he was great friends