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John David Wicker, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics – SDSU
September 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
John David (J.D.) Wicker was introduced as San Diego State University’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Oct. 24, 2016.
Wicker was SDSU’s Deputy Athletic Director from 2011 until leaving for Georgia Tech in July 2015. During his first term at SDSU, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Aztecs athletics department, overseeing business operations, human resources, events and facilities, capital projects, strength and conditioning, academics, video and sport oversight for football, rowing, and men’s and women’s basketball.
Wicker took over an athletic department that has enjoyed great success in recent years. The football team was eligible for an 11th straight bowl game last season and the men’s basketball returned to the NCAA tournament. In all SDSU athletic teams have won 52 conference championships since the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past 3 semesters, student athletes have posted the highest GPA’s in the history of the department while navigating the challenges of a global pandemic.
He will provide us with some highlights of the SDSU football and basketball programs and preview how they are looking as they enter this next season. He will also give us an update on Aztec Stadium construction, sales, and partnerships for the 35,000 capacity multi-use stadium being constructed at SDSU Mission Valley.