Andy Urban Named New MBS Athletic Director
Urban comes to Mountain Brook with 10 years of experience in athletic administration.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 – The Mountain Brook Schools Board of Education approved Andy Urban on Wednesday morning to be the school system’s next Athletic Director. Urban, who comes by way of Hoover City Schools, replaces Benny Eaves, who has served in the Athletic Director position since 2014 and retired on April 1, 2023.
“When you talk to people about Mountain Brook, you don’t say ‘they win,’ you say ‘they’re successful and they have a certain way of doing that,’” Urban said on the state of Mountain Brook Athletics. “I want to learn that from the coaches and administration and say ‘where can I help, what can I add?’ What can we do better to take the current success to another level?”
Urban has helped lead and oversee a great number of championship-level athletic programs during his 10 years as an athletic administrator. He says success cannot be obtained without quality people.
“My mission is to have quality relationships with coaches and student-athletes and for them to align with our values as a school and athletic program,” Urban said. “We want to invest in those around us and form relationships with well-rounded people so that we can have success. I’m fortunate to have a positive relationship with so many in Mountain Brook already and I look forward to growing my relationship with the Mountain Brook community.”
Mountain Brook Schools Superintendent Dr. Dicky Barlow said Urban possesses natural leadership and will be a tremendous addition to the Mountain Brook school system and athletic community.
“He is an experienced athletic director who understands that relationships and values are the foundation of a successful athletic program,” Barlow said. “I look forward to Andy leading our athletic department and joining our district leadership team.”
Urban will begin his work at Mountain Brook this summer. He played college baseball at Wallace State and then South Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Education. He later earned his Master of Education degree and Educational Specialist degree from UAB. He and his wife, Christa, have two children, Brayden and Anna Kate.