Georgia State's first equipment manager, Jay Bailey has more than 20 years of experience managing and maintaining football equipment at the collegiate level.
Bailey joined the Georgia State staff in 2009 after three seasons as equipment manager at Illinois State. He previously spent 10 years as the athletic equipment supervisor at Cincinnati.
Before Cincinnati, Bailey worked as the assistant equipment manager at Georgia Tech and as head equipment manager at Southeast Missouri State.
Bailey attended Auburn, where he served as a student manager for the football program. He originally joined the team as a walk-on player before a career-ending injury.
He earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Auburn in 1988.
Bailey and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Justin and Travis.