Georgia Tech has hired its next athletic director.

The Yellow Jackets have hired J Batt for the role, they announced on Friday afternoon. Batt previously served at Alabama’s athletic department.

Here’s the announcement:

Batt served in a variety of roles for the Crimson Tide, but was most recently their executive deputy athletic director.

“We’re excited to welcome J to Georgia Tech. His leadership experience at one of the most competitive programs in the nation and his extraordinary track record in fundraising and revenue generation will bring great value to Georgia Tech,” Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera said in a statement. “As a former ACC student-athlete, J has a keen appreciation for what it takes for students to compete at the highest level while pursuing a degree at a top academic institution. He values and shares our culture of excellence and integrity and our commitment to student well-being and success. I look forward to working with him to secure and invest the resources necessary for a successful athletics program.”

Batt is a North Carolina alum who has also worked in the athletic departments at Maryland and East Carolina.

“My family and I truly appreciate President Cabrera and his team for this opportunity, and we are incredibly excited to join the Georgia Tech family,” Batt said in the release. “I look forward to working with our student-athletes, coaches, staff, supporters, and fans to reach new heights, on and off the field, and to build on the rich tradition and history of this storied athletics department. We can’t wait to become a part of the Atlanta community. Go Jackets!”

Batt and Georgia Tech’s athletic department will now work to find a new head football coach in the coming weeks. The program parted ways with Geoff Collins last month.