Gary Lanier joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in February 2001. He currently serves as director of development for athletics as part of the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.
Lanier was a four-year letterwinner for the Yellow Jackets from 1976-79, starting at quarterback for Tech during his freshman (1976) and sophomore (1977) seasons. As a freshman QB in 1976, he led the Jackets to a 23-14 upset win over Notre Dame. In that game, Lanier ran Pepper Rodgers' option to perfection and the Jackets never attempted a pass in the game.
Lanier is a 1981 graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor's degree in industrial management. He and his wife, Tricie, have five children – Kelly, Matt, Kevin, Molly, and Michael.