Tech associate AD John David Wicker hired as San Diego State AD

Georgia Tech senior associate athletic director John David Wicker was named athletic director at San Diego State on Monday.

Wicker had been at Tech since 2015, primarily working with the football and men’s basketball teams. Wicker came to Tech after four years at San Diego State as senior associate AD and then deputy AD.

Wicker’s move comes one month after Tech hired Todd Stansbury to be its new athletic director. Stansbury replaces Mike Bobinski, who resigned in August to take the same job at Purdue. Stansbury will now have a hire to make when he begins at Tech in late November or early December.

In his comments Monday, Wicker thanked Bobinski for bringing him to Tech in June 2015.

“Really, it was a short 15 months, but I learned a lot from Mike Bobinski, and I appreciate him taking the time to help me, and then all of the staff at Georgia Tech, wonderful people,” he said. “Under the leadership of Todd Stansbury coming in, Tech has a lot of things to look forward to.”

It will be Wicker’s first job as an athletic director. Coincidentally, the person he replaced at Tech, Ryan Bamford, also left Tech for his first job as an athletic director, at Massachusetts.

Wicker is replacing Jim Sterk, who left San Diego State to become AD at Missouri in August.

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