Georgia Tech new AD Todd Stansbury waves to fans during Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets game against the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, September 22, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Todd Stansbury’s starting date set

New Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury’s first day in office will be next Monday. That’s according to Paul Griffin, who has been serving as interim AD since Mike Bobinski’s resignation in August to take the same job at Purdue.

“A welcome addition to the team,” Griffin said Monday.

At the time of Stansbury’s hire in September, the plan was for him to arrive in either late November or early December after wrapping up business at Oregon State, where he began in Aug. 2015. Stansbury has been in town multiple times since his hire and will be at the Georgia game in Athens on Saturday.

“We’ll double team for the month of December,” Griffin said. “I’ll probably take care of most of the bowl procedural details and help him as he needs.”

It is Griffin’s second time serving as interim AD. He had previously filled the role when he was still in Tech’s employ in 2012, when Dan Radakovich left for Clemson. Bobinski was hired as his replacement in January 2013. School president G.P. “Bud” Peterson asked Griffin to come out of retirement to take on the job again.

“Grateful for it to come to a close,” he said.

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