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Wendell Staton
Wendell Staton
Title: Executive Director of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation
Phone: (478) 445-6341
Year: 10th Season
Previous College: St. Andrews Presbyterian '90

Wendell Staton has served as the Director of Athletics at Georgia College for 10 seasons, joining the staff in the summer of 2009.

He has been a member of multiple NCAA Committees, including a position as the Chair for the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship for two years. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA Division II National Committee for the Women’s Basketball Championship.

A frequent guest speaker at multiple events, Staton is a member of the Rotary in Baldwin County and a board member for the Milledgeville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

During his tenure at Georgia College, the Bobcats have set and re-set school records in both Grade Point Average and Federal Graduation Rate. GC Athletics also won the school’s first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Sportsmanship Institution of the Year Award in 2017.

The Bobcats have had three PBC Championships and four PBC Tournament Titles in Staton’s tenure. Ten student-athletes have been named Academic All-America, and the school has brought in 44 individual All-America honors as well.

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 is just the sixth Athletic Director in the history of Georgia College Athletics, one that began in 1969.

Staton is married to the former Yvette Renaud. Their children are Georgia College alum Ellen and Georgia Southern student Charlie. The Statons live in Milledgeville.