Andy Blanton joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in October 2001 and is currently the assistant athletics director for video and broadcast services. He is responsible for the video and audio operations of every athletic venue for 17 sports on campus, as well as all ACC Network productions.
In addition to the renovation of McCamish Pavilion, Blanton has overseen Georgia Tech technical facility renovations for baseball (2001, 2014, 2018), football (2001, 2008, 2016), softball (2009, 2018), and tennis (2012, 2018).
Blanton has produced broadcasts for ESPN, Fox Sports, NCAA, ACC, and countless others. He also oversees the venue and primary broadcasts for many of the external clients hosted on campus such as the Atlanta United's inaugural season and the Atlanta Dream from the WNBA. Blanton has developed the video production workflow to facilitate a dual production environment from a single control room, which includes many linear broadcasts for ESPNU, NBA TV, and Fox Sports.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Blanton worked with Charter Communications, producing local programming and sports in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. He studied broadcast communications at Isothermal Technical College in Spindale, North Carolina.
Currently, Blanton is leading Georgia Tech Athletics in preparation for the launch of the ACC Network. The 10 million dollar project will construct a nearly 7,000 sq. ft. facility with multiple broadcast control rooms, as well as studio and office space. It will also install campus broadcast fiber across all athletic venues. The project is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.