Todd Stansbury named Georgia Tech athletic director

Todd Stansbury is the new athletic director at Georgia Tech, the school announced on Thursday.

Stansbury is a Georgia Tech graduate and he also played linebacker for the school in the early 1980s.

"This is home," said Stansbury, a native of Oakville, Canada. "This is where I found who I was."

Stansbury returns to the Yellow Jackets after spending the past year as athletic director at Oregon State. Before that he was the AD at Central Florida from March 2012 through June 2015.

He replaces replaces Mike Bobinski, who was appointed Purdue's athletic director last month. Paul Griffin will continue to serve as interim AD until Stansbury arrives in late November or early December, and also will assist with the transition.

Stansbury also was an academic counselor for Georgia Tech's football program in 1988 and an assistant AD there from 1988 to '95.

Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson said that Stansbury was the school's top candidate.

"I believe that this is one of those rare golden moments in life where opportunity meets ambition," Peterson said. "We welcome Todd Stansbury home."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report