Read Georgia Tech’s press release announcing the rental of J Batt

“We are excited to welcome J to Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera said his leadership experience in one of the most competitive programs in the country and his extraordinary record of raising funds and generating revenue will bring great value to Georgia Tech.” As a former student athlete, J He has a great appreciation for what it takes for students to compete at the highest level while pursuing a degree at a top academic institution. He values ​​and shares our culture of excellence and integrity and our commitment to student well-being and success. I look forward to working with him to secure and invest the resources needed for a successful athletics program.”

As Athletic Director of Georgia Tech, Pat will report directly to Cabrera and serve as a member of his cabinet. He will be responsible for the planning, development, management, and advancement of Georgia Tech’s intercollegiate athletic programs, with an emphasis on building an environment that inspires and empowers student-athletes to be champions in academics, competition and life.

“My family and I really appreciate President Cabrera and his team for this opportunity, and we are very excited to be joining the Georgia Tech family,” Pat said. “I look forward to working with student athletes, coaches, staff, supporters and fans to reach new heights on and off the field, building on the traditions and rich history of this athletics department. We can’t wait to become a part of the Atlanta community. Go Jackets!”

Batt was selected as the best candidate by Cabrera after a national search led by Parker Executive Search. The selection process included interviews with a panel consisting of a coach, senior sports official, student-athlete, student-athlete, and faculty member who recommended a pool of finalists for consideration by the President. The Georgia Tech Sports Association’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Cabrera’s proposal to appoint Bate.

According to Nick Saban, principal football coach at the University of Alabama, “Since his arrival in Alabama, J has positively impacted our program through the success of the Crimson Standard initiative while being a trusted advisor to our athletic director, Greg Byrne, and an essential part of our management team. We set a vision for the future of Alabama Games and Alabama Football through Crimson Standard and J as well as his team have achieved impressive results.”

The President of the University of Alabama, Stuart R. Bell, “Georgia Tech has made an outstanding hiring for J Batt. He is a rising leader in intercollegiate athletics and has made a huge impact during his time at the University of Alabama. He is a certified manager and fundraiser and would be a great ambassador for the Institute and the community.”

Pat joined the University of Alabama athletics team as Senior Associate Director of Athletics in 2017. He was responsible for directing revenue, including charitable giving, ticketing, Tide Pride, and other revenue streams. Promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Senior Deputy Athletic Director in 2021 and to Deputy Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Revenue in 2022. Pat oversaw the development, implementation, and successful launch of the Crimson, Alabama Athletics Standard for a 10-year, $600 million capital initiative . He also provided day-to-day leadership to the department as a member of the athletics executive team and served as the athletic officer for men’s basketball.

“J has been such a strong leader as part of our executive team in Alabama. He has an incredible vision and has done an amazing job overseeing many areas of the department, beginning with development when he arrived in 2017. “He has done an outstanding job in operations Section. J has been involved in all of our major decisions and provided constructive insights and feedback to make us better. His experience working directly with our student-athletes, coaches, athletics staff, university leadership and fan base prepared him well for this moment. We are thrilled for J, his wife, Leah, and the children, Fitz and Graham. Georgia Tech hired a local company with J.”

Alabama head coach Nate Oates said, “I am so excited for J, Leah and their boys for this opportunity. His work ethic, character, wisdom, and vision for the University of Alabama have been great assets to our men’s basketball program, and we are grateful for everything he has done to help our team and our employees.” I think he fits right in at Georgia Tech, and I’m excited to see what the future holds under his leadership.”

Previously, Pat was Senior Associate Director of Athletics at East Carolina University and Executive Director of The Pirate Club, a position he held from 2013 to 2017. As a member of the ECU Athletics Executive Leadership Team, Pat oversaw a development process that increased overall fundraising. in 2016 by more than 60% compared to the previous best year in the ECU. He also served as Associate Director and CEO of the Terrapin Club at the University of Maryland from 2011 to 2013. He joined the Terrapin Club in 2009 and served as CEO as of September 2011. Prior to taking up his role at Maryland, Pat worked in fundraising for athletics at the University of Maryland. James Madison, College of William and Mary, and his alma mater, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A member of the 2001 NCAA men’s soccer team at Tar Heels, Batt graduated from UNC with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication and a MA in Sports Management.

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