A new job for Pete Herrmann

Athens — If you’re looking for football info,  please check out my stories today on the issues facing Georgia’s offense, Makiri Pugh’s return from swine flu and the Dogs’ drop in the polls.

Meanwhile, I wanted to call your attention to something different here:

Young Harris College, located in the mountains of north Georgia, hired itself a very good basketball coach on Tuesday.

Pete Herrmann, who did a classy job while filling in as interim head coach at UGA  for the final 12 games of last season, was hired  by Young Harris to revive its men’s basketball program, which was discontinued 40 years ago.

Herrmann  begins his new job immediately, and his new team — the Mountain Lions — will begin play in the 2010-11 season.

As you might imagine, Herrmann, who kept his sense of humor even during Georgia’s bleak 2008-09 season, got a chuckle out of becoming Young Harris’ first men’s hoops coach in four decades.

“I was just starting my career in basketball when Young Harris was ending basketball,” Herrmann said in a news release.   ”Hopefully, I’ve learned enough over that 40-year span that will help us build something special again at Young Harris College.”

He also said: “It’s going to be exciting to go into homes when I’m recruiting and tell student-athletes and their parents, ‘You’re going to build this with me.’”

Herrmann has coached for 39 years, the past 29 on the NCAA Division I level.  His college career includes stints as head coach at Navy and  assistant coach at Kansas State, Virginia, Western Kentucky and Georgia. He was associate head coach under Dennis Felton at UGA before taking over as interim head coach when Felton was fired.

Herrmann’s claim to fame is coaching David Robinson at Navy. But in Athens, he is known and respected  for the professionalism and passion with which he handled an almost impossible situation earlier this year.

43 comments Add your comment

Saint Simons

September 9th, 2009
3:59 am

((((( 24 10 ))))) hahahahahaha

((((( Samuel the next Herschel ))))) hahahahahahaha

TheNumber34

September 9th, 2009
6:39 am

Young Harris got a GREAT man for the job. Coach Pete is a classy individual…one whom I wish UGA could have kept in its program.

Big time?? Not

September 9th, 2009
7:09 am

four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes………good packages still available for nationaly telvized “huge” game

pathetic losers who surface every 7 or 8 years

AltamahaDawg

September 9th, 2009
7:17 am

His resume’ simply said……..I beat Florida. Good luck Pete Herrmann.

Denver Dog

September 9th, 2009
8:52 am

Thanks for your short time at UGA,

Congrats to Coach Pete, hope he does well with YHC.

SaintSimonsLover

September 9th, 2009
8:57 am

Why are your twig and berries so small Saint Simons? Did all the boys laugh at you in the locker room due to your lacking in the wedding tackle area? You are the most pathetic human being on the entire planet. Stay away from those rest areas and bath houses fun boy!

Lars Taint

September 9th, 2009
9:54 am

From a YHC and a UGA alumni,
Good luck Coach Pete!

Dennis Felton, former UGA Basketball Coach

September 9th, 2009
9:56 am

Congrats Pete,

If you ever need a right-hand man, you know who to call :-)

lolz,
Dennis

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September 9th, 2009
10:06 am

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Doggit

September 9th, 2009
10:26 am

St. Simons was touched in his naughty spots as a child – please forgive him

Stinger

September 9th, 2009
10:31 am

Warning to all South Carolina fans. Beware of abductions going on at UGA campus. A female was just recently abucted. This possibly could have been a UGA football player on the work release program.

Stinger

September 9th, 2009
10:35 am

Are you guys through with your excuses this week? If not, enter here. I would like to file all your excuses in file # 13.

Buckheadbill

September 9th, 2009
10:45 am

As a graduate of YHC in 1952 and manager of Coach Luke Rushton’s basketball team for 2 years and a Georgia bb fan for 40 years, I say that President Cox hit a grand slam with this hire. I know Pete and he is a good coach (beat Gators and Big Blue in Rupp) and a true gentleman and one of the funniest people that I have known. Go Mountain Lions!! I
sure that Zell will be on the sidelines telling about his bb abilities.

Ralph

September 9th, 2009
11:06 am

G.T. above UGA in season polls AFTER opposite PRE-season polls.

No surprise there – Georgia is habitually over-rated being in the SEC, until they prove where they belong.

UGADawg83

September 9th, 2009
1:07 pm

As an alum of both YHC and UGA this is exciting news.

Anti-Saint Simons

September 9th, 2009
1:27 pm

(((((Saint Simons is a TOOL))))) hahahahahahahahahahaha

YHC Grad

September 9th, 2009
1:28 pm

Great Hire! Looking forward to the new/old sports at YHC. KTO

GT Brill

September 9th, 2009
1:32 pm

Great Hire. Congrats, Pete !

dieharddawg

September 9th, 2009
1:35 pm

If you are tired of being flamed by gatech trolls, check out the message board at http://secsportshub.com/ There is great Dogs’ news and you can interact with fans from other SEC schools. You won’t be disappointed GO DOGS!!!

Dan A.

September 9th, 2009
1:52 pm

I second what dieharddawg said… I visit that site all the time, it’s great. Every dawg should check it out.

Bobby Cox is da man!!!

September 9th, 2009
2:06 pm

It must be sad to be a Yellow Jacket fan. Your team is so irrelavent, you only get to cheer when the Dawgs lose. And before you post something about last year’s score, remember the 7 years before. Tech getting excited about a win is like Reggie Ball getting excited about a completion. It’s nice but just doesn’t happen very often…

ambushed

September 9th, 2009
2:07 pm

Young Harris was a junior college power. I am so glad to see they are going to restart their program.

dan

September 9th, 2009
2:10 pm

I’m a YHC alum and current employee. We’re very excited about Coach Herrman. YHC had a great tradition in basketball in the 1960’s, and I’m excited that YHC is bringing in someone that can help us build something special. YHC always has produced the best UGA students in my humble opinion. You can’t go wrong hiring someone who beat Florida.

Pi$$onaDawg

September 9th, 2009
2:32 pm

Great Hire YHC. He and Bill Curry have what it takes to start or re-start a program. Young Harris is a Beautiful place. Kids wanting to escape the City might just find a great change of pace at YHC.

dawgrific

September 9th, 2009
2:49 pm

Tesh fans are bragging that they “already sold out the Clemson game.” Now that deserves a ((((((((hahahahahahahaha))))))))

reservoirDAWG

September 9th, 2009
2:49 pm

What is the matter with GT fans?

NewnanDawg

September 9th, 2009
3:04 pm

I think this is great for Coach PH and YHC. Even though we only won a few of the games last year while he was coach(but they were a heck of a few to pick), the team really responded well to him and he was professional, inspirational and just an all around awesome guy. I’m looking forward to a new era under Coach Fox, and I understand why you can’t keep coaches from the old regime, but I also wish PH the best. Just renewed my bball season tix yesterday; I hope they can get something going this year.

Go Dawgs!

BigDawg63

September 9th, 2009
3:19 pm

Hey Stinger,

You are one sick individual to make such a lame attempt at being funny about an abduction in Athens that happens to be a true story. What kind of sick f%$k are you. Go play on your pathetic little buzz site. If you had any real balls, you would’nt hide behind your keyboard and type little stupid statements like you made here. I would love to see you say anything to a real dawgs fan because you know you would get your lights knocked out!

Go Dawgs!!!!!!!

TicklePile

September 9th, 2009
3:28 pm

Just letting everyone know we will be having our annual tickle Pile outside the stadium prior to the Clemson game on Thurs. night….anyone and everyone is welcome. Please leave all pocket protectors in yoru room…they tend to sometimes poke people when on the pile!

m

September 9th, 2009
3:55 pm

I am going to the tickle pile with Saint Simons and Stinger.

m

September 9th, 2009
3:55 pm

I bought some new panties.

Pi$$onaDawg

September 9th, 2009
4:12 pm

BigLEG63 If I talk to you face-to-face you would assult me? Boy you are teaching you grand children some good lessons. You would like to visit your family for an hour from behind glass? You f..ing knuckle dragger. Talk to me and I will beat your a$$ cause I am a Dawg and a REAL MAN. hahahahah.

dawes

September 9th, 2009
8:55 pm

saint simons you are the only one that said sameul is the next herschel you did not here any of the dogs fans say that we know better i hope you eas not thing thay was going to happen we the dogs fans know better

dawg man

September 9th, 2009
9:51 pm

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Taylor

September 10th, 2009
10:04 am

Tech fans are so pitiful…..This article is about Basketball and a former coach. I see football talk and crime? wtf

Ben

September 10th, 2009
11:16 am

Rivals is reporting that Joe Cox may have a torn labrum in his shoulder and possibly out for the year. GET ON THIS AJC! I NEED CONFIRMATION OR DENIAL!!

BrianT

September 10th, 2009
12:30 pm

Stinger

September 10th, 2009
1:18 pm

BigDawg63
You obviously have not been reading on the Tech Blogs where Dawg fans have been ridiculing Tech campus all year for the violent crimes committed in the area. Laughing and joking about it, telling recruits to stay away. Warning opponent fans. I would like to see you try to punch me, I would knock your remaining teeth out you retarded idiot. If you guys can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen!!

VentingDawg

September 10th, 2009
1:32 pm

Tim, what’s going on with Logan Gray & Joe Cox?!? Almost every other media outlook that reports on the UGA has at least mentioned it. The AJC & you as the beat writer REALLY need to step up the coverage of the Dawgs! You were great on sport biz but so far your failing miserably as a beat writer!

Larry Wayne 'Nostradamus' Jones

September 10th, 2009
3:43 pm

I’m going with South Carolina. In fact, I’m headed to Columbus, Ohio right now to rejoining Chris, Kirk and Mr. Corso. I can get rich picking against you clowns.

NewnanDawg

September 10th, 2009
4:40 pm

Ok – that’s a dig that’s really funny “Chipper” impersonater. I hate to admit that a Gator has wit, but with all of the idiots on the blogs (Tech and UGA fans) spewing disgusting stuff, that one made me laugh. I hope you’re wrong this week though.

Go Dawgs!

The Colonel

September 14th, 2009
7:47 pm

I have watched Peter at every step of his career, on the diamond, the court and on the sidelines. I am honored to be his friend.

I can advise with confidence to YHC fans: Get your season’s tickets now.