Grice Joins Georgia Tech Athletics Staff as Associate AD

Sept. 4, 2015

THE FLATS – Derek Grice has been named Associate Athletic Director for Facilities, Operations & Events at Georgia Tech, announced Friday by Athletic Director Mike Bobinski.

Grice will be a member of the GTAA senior leadership team. He is expected join the athletics staff later this month.

“We are excited to welcome Derek to the Georgia Tech Athletics family,” Bobinski said. “His extensive background in facilities and operations, and his experience in college athletics administration will make him a strong addition to our team.”

Grice comes to The Flats after spending three years at North Texas as Senior Associate AD for Facilities & Event Management. While at North Texas, Grice was a member of the athletics’ senior staff, served as sport supervisor for the swimming & diving program, was the project manager for all major construction and capital projects, and managed game day operations for all home athletic events.

During his time at North Texas, Grice also coordinated the feasibility study and conceptual design for the newly proposed Mean Green Baseball Stadium.

Prior to his time at North Texas, he spent nine years in San Marcos, Texas, at Texas State, where he started as Director of Athletic Facilities & Game Operations (2003-2006) before becoming Assistant AD for Facilities & Game Operations (2006-2012). He was the sport supervisor for the Bobcats’ baseball and softball programs, and was one of the primary members of the committee that developed “The Drive,” a comprehensive campaign to elevate Texas State to the Football Bowl Subdivision. He was also the project manager for more than $70 million in capital projects.

“I am very excited to join the Georgia Tech Athletic Association,” Grice said. “It is an honor to work at such a prestigious institution with a rich history and tradition of athletic achievement. I would like to thank Mike Bobinski for providing me the opportunity to join his leadership team. I look forward to contributing to the continued success and future growth at Georgia Tech.”

A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Grice earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Southern Miss in 2002 and his master’s degree in sports administration from USM in 2003. While at Southern Miss, he was a graduate assistant in event management.

Grice and his wife, Shay, have a 4-year-old daughter, Aubrey, and a 1-year-old son, Preston.

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