Wendell Staton returned to Georgia College as Director of Athletics in the summer of 2009.
Staton came to Georgia College from UNC Pembroke, in Pembroke, North Carolina where he had served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement since 2005.
Prior to his work in the advancement office at UNCP, Staton was the Director of Recreation and Parks in Lumberton, N.C. for three years. He served at UNC Pembroke as a coach and lecturer; headed up the golf program, served as men's basketball assistant and taught in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation program from 1996-2002.
Staton earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, and added a Master of Education degree from Georgia College in 1993.
Staton is no stranger to Georgia College athletics, having served as a men's basketball assistant coach from 1991-93 under head coach Mark Simons. Staton also coached at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Elon University and Campbell University.
Staton becomes just the sixth Athletic Director in the history of Georgia College Athletics, one that began in 1969. He takes over a program that won the 2008-09 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Commissioner's Cup, the all-sports trophy for excellence on the playing field. Georgia College is perennially one of the top academic institutions in the league as well, with the department posting a grade point average consistenly north of 3.20. Staton brings to Georgia College a great familiarity with the conference having worked at PBC-member institutions for 16 years.
Staton is married to the former Yvette Renaud. Their children are Georgia College graduate Ellen and Charlie. The Statons live in Milledgeville.