In his remarks, Stansbury made clear what the opportunity to return to his alma mater meant to him. He described the job as his dream. He thanked former athletic director Homer Rice, Curry and professors for their investment in him.
"This place has had a profound impact on my life," he said. "It changed my life."
The search process moved fairly quickly, completing itself about six weeks after the search committee was formed Aug. 11 following Bobinski’s departure for Purdue. By comparison, the search process that resulted in Bobinski’s hire lasted a little over two months. At the time he called the search committee, Peterson said he hoped that a new AD would be on the job in four months. Peterson said Thursday that he expects that Stansbury will begin in late December or early January.
A native of Oakville, Ont., outside of Toronto, Stansbury played football at Tech for Curry in the early 1980’s and graduated in 1984 with a degree in industrial management. His first job in athletic administration was at Tech, as an academic adviser for the football team. He worked at Tech from 1988 to 1994, rising to assistant athletic director.