Oregon State’s athletic director Todd Stansbury is leaving Corvallis to take the athletic director job at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.
Stansbury has been at Oregon State just over a year. And he will replace Mike Bobinski who left Georgia Tech to become the athletic director at Purdue. It’s understandable that Stansbury would be drawn to Georgia Tech. He played football their in the 80’s and was a football academic adviser their after his playing days were over. He then moved up to an assistant athletic director position.
While Todd Stansbury was at Oregon State all of the top head coaching positions were already filled. The football team had just hired Gary Andersen, men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle was already hired, women's basketball had Scott Rueck and baseball's Pat Casey -- were all entrenched in their positions before Stansbury accepted the Oregon State job. Therefore, Stansbury’s biggest contributions came in the form of adding ‘The Terrace’ to the Valley Football Center and holding other high-profile events and projects.
Oregon State will again be on the look-out for a replacement athletic director. The early favorites to replace Stansbury could actually come from a couple of in-house candidates. Mark Massari is Oregon State’s current deputy athletics director for capital projects and internal operations, but he also spent six years at UC Santa Barbara as their athletic director. Another interesting prospect is current baseball coach Pat Casey. He expressed interest in the position back in 2015. But Oregon State still plans to name an interim athletic director in the very near future.