Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein first reported McGarity was the school's choice on twitter and WSBTV.com, its a position McGarity called his dream job.
McGarity was the executive senior associate athletics director at the University of Florida, and according to the school's website, responsible for the swimming and diving and women's tennis programs, event operations, facilities, as well as assisting the athletics director in supervision of football and men's basketball programs.
McGarity has been at Florida since 1992, when left Georgia. McGarity worked a variety of jobs at Georgia, including sports information assistant and head women's tennis coach before rising to an assistant athletic director under Vince Dooley.
Damon Evans stepped down as athletics director at UGA after being arrested and accused of drunken driving in Sandy Springs on June 30.
Evans refused a Breathalyzer test and spent the night in jail. Courtney Fuhrmann, 28, was in the car with Evans. Fuhrmann was arrested for disorderly conduct. Evans later called Fuhrmann "just a friend."
SLIDESHOW: Damon Evans' Resignation Announcement
Evans' resignation was first reported on Channel 2 Action News on July 4 after a source close to the UGA Athletic Department told Klein that Evans was out as the school's athletic director.
Evans was to receive a $100,000 longevity bonus in addition to three months' salary as severance.
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