Derek Suranie
Derek Suranie
Title: Associate Athletic Director
Phone: 706-867-2770

Derek Suranie has spent the last 14 years with the University of North Georgia, having served in a variety of roles including head athletic trainer for eight years. He is currently in his third year as Associate Athletic Director.

As the Associate Athletic Director, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the department.

Prior to his current role, Suranie was the Head Athletic Trainer, and also served as the Athletic Training Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator. 

Suranie is from Woonsocket, RI where he graduated from Woonsocket High School. He attended Marietta College in Marietta, OH and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine. He went on to work in Nashua, NH at the Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise. Suranie coordinated Athletic Training services for Souhegan High School as well as maintaining a full patient load in the clinic.

Suranie attended the All Academy Physical Education Symposium at the United States Military Academy at West Point and also participated in the inaugural Summer Transition Program at North Georgia. Suranie and his wife Jill moved to the North Georgia region in 1998 and began his employment in North Georgia in 1999. He received his Masters of Education from UNG in 2001.