Open mobile menu

<B>Georgia Tech President Announces Hiring Review </B>

Jan. 30, 2002

Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough announced the formation of a sub-committee of the Tech Athletic Board to review the circumstances surrounding the hiring of two assistant football coaches and to make recommendations to Athletic Director David Braine.

The backgrounds of the two coaches–Tommie Robinson (wide receivers) and Rick Smith (defensive coordinator)-are in question, along with procedures followed by the Athletic Association in releasing their biographical information. members of the Athletic Board appointed to the sub-committee are:

Trey Childress, President, Graduate Student Government

Turner Warmack, Retired

William Wepfer, Associate Chairman, School of Mechanical Engineering

The sub-committee has two directives:

Review the policies, procedures and execution for reviewing coach and staff credentials in the Athletic Association and how that information is disseminated publicly, and

Review the circumstances surrounding the hiring of coaches Robinson and Smith and determine whether any personnel action should be taken as a result of those circumstances. Upon completion of their review, the group will make its recommendations to Dave Braine, Georgia Tech’s Athletic Director.

“It’s important that the integrity of our process and our people are reviewed to ensure that something like this never happens again at Georgia Tech,” said Dr. Clough. “This is a new environment, one in which we have to be much more careful about the backgrounds of our people and how we disseminate that information. I’m confident that this sub-committee will make solid recommendations to Dave Braine, so that we can move forward with confidence in our people and our procedures.”

RELATED HEADLINES

November 26, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving from GT Athletics

Georgia Tech coaches share their gratitude for Yellow Jacket fans

Happy Thanksgiving from GT Athletics
November 19, 2020 35 Student-Athletes Honored at Graduation Brunch

Georgia Tech athletics celebrates 2020 summer and fall graduates with bi-annual brunch

35 Student-Athletes Honored at Graduation Brunch
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets