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Alumnus named new athletic director at San Diego State

Kathryn Kao

December 15, 2016

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John David Wicker (M.Ed. '97), an alumnus of the University of Georgia College of Education, was recently named the new athletic director at San Diego State University.

Wicker, whose appointment at SDSU started Nov. 28, previously served as the university's deputy athletic director from 2011 to 2015. Most recently, he served as the senior associate athletic director for operations at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"It feels great to be back on the Mesa," said Wicker in a statement distributed by San Diego State. "I loved my four years here with the coaches, the staff and all the student athletes. I'm thrilled with this opportunity, and I am looking forward to helping SDSU athletics move to the next level of success."

During Wicker's first term at SDSU, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the athletic department; overseeing business operations, human resources, events and facilities, capital projects, academics and strength and conditioning; as well as video and sport oversight for the football, rowing and men's and women's basketball teams.

Wicker received his bachelor's degree in accountancy from Mississippi State in 1992 and a master's degree in education with an emphasis in sports management from the College of Education in 1997.