Jim Booz joined the Virginia athletics department as deputy athletics director in December of 2017. He serves as the sport administrator for the Cavalier football and softball teams. Booz was the first senior staff appointment by athletics director Carla Williams. He had previously worked with Williams at the University of Georgia and had previously worked in the athletics department at Virginia.
Before his return to UVA, Booz was a senior administrator on Georgia’s athletics staff since 2011, most recently serving as an executive associate athletic director. He joined the Bulldogs athletics staff as a senior associate director of athletics and was promoted to executive associate director of athletics in July of 2016. He was directly responsible for the oversight and long-range planning of the sports medicine and compliance units and leading a team of six sport administrators.
He served as the sport administrator for multiple nationally-ranked sport teams including UGA’s gymnastics and track and field and cross country programs. Additionally, Booz assisted with the day-to-day supervision of football. He was a member of Georgia’s senior council and led the department’s comprehensive action plan committee.
In his previous service at Virginia, Booz was as associate director of athletics for academic affairs (2007-11) and associate athletic director for compliance (2004-07).
He was responsible for oversight and long-range planning in the academic affairs area, hiring and training staff, evaluating the program and designing its content, developing and implementing policy, and developing and managing the budget. He participated in the Athletic Directors’ Institute sponsored by the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association in July of 2006.
He was involved in numerous institutional and national programs and committees at Virginia including the UVA Presidential Leadership Program, UVA Student Information Core Advisory Committee, National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors Strategic Planning Committee, NCAA Peer Review Team member, and was a Division 1-A Athletics Directors Institute participant.
Prior to joining the Virginia staff, Booz served as assistant athletics director for compliance at Vanderbilt from 2000-2004. He had originally joined the Vanderbilt staff in 1995 as an academic counselor before being named director of eligibility and summer programs in 1998.
Booz received his undergraduate degree in physical education and sport management from Tennessee at Martin (1995) and master’s degree in higher education administration from Middle Tennessee State (1998).
He and his wife, Christine, have three children — Claire, Maggie and Frances.