Sixth UGA coach reaches 500 career wins. Can you name the six?

Thought you might like to know . . .

Manuel Diaz, Georgia’s esteemed men’s tennis coach, got his 500th career coaching victory Sunday when the Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt 4-3 in Athens.

“It means I’m getting old, that’s about it,” Diaz was quoted in a UGA release.

UGA pointed out that Diaz became the sixth Georgia coach in any sport to reach 500 career victories. Can you name all six? Answer is a few paragraphs below.

In his 22nd season as the Bulldogs’ head coach, Diaz has a career record of 500-102 with four NCAA team championships, 13 NCAA “Final Four” appearances, 12 SEC regular-season championships and seven SEC tournament titles. His team is 12-2 this season (4-0 SEC).

Sunday’s victory, by the way, extended Georgia’s home-court winning streak in men’s tennis to 71 matches, dating to 2005. The streak –- five wins short of the school-record 76-match home winning streak that ended in 1972 –- will get a big test Friday, when defending national champion Southern Cal visits the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Between them, Georgia and USC have won the past three NCAA team championships.

OK, the six UGA coaches with 500 or more career victories:

Suzanne Yoculan (gymnastics) 836; Andy Landers (women’s basketball) 748; Dan Magill (men’s tennis) 706; Jeff Wallace (women’s tennis) 534; Steve Webber (baseball) 500; Manuel Diaz (men’s tennis) 500.

If you missed it from late Saturday:

UGA sophomore wins NCAA championship.

55 comments Add your comment


March 15th, 2010
3:30 am

I will not do anything so asinine as to get on here at 3:30 AM and declare myself to be first. I’m much too sophisticated for that.


March 15th, 2010
4:37 am

01 01 2002 Odell Thurman suspended 2 times once for drugs

2002 George Foster OL suspended raping FL player during game

04 01 2003 Bryan McClendon Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Tim Jennings Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 DeMario Minter Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Mario Raley Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 01 2003 Randall Swoopes Arrest drugs suspended 2 games

04 03 2003 Coach Neil Callaway DUI backed up checkpoint fine $11,000

2003 Richt suspended 8 players 5 for 2 games weed Adam$ mad

05 14 2003 BJ Fields suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Jamario Smith suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Chris Hickman suspended 1 game drugs

05 14 2003 Tyson Browning suspended 3 games drugs

05 14 2003 Michael Johnson Starting WR ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Kenny Bailey Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Bruce Thornton Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring


March 15th, 2010
4:39 am

05 14 2003 Fred Gibson Starting WR ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Darrius Swain Starting DT ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tony Taylor Starting LB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tim Jennings Starting CB ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

05 14 2003 Tray Young walk-on ineligible sold SEC Champ ring

2003 NCAA ruled 9 players ineligible selling SEC Champ rings eBay

08 09 2003 Suspended 8 players Opening Game in addition to all bad press rings

08 09 2003 Odell Thurman after year at GMA reinstated immediately arrested Athens

2003 Richt says tending to his player’s legal woes “occupies my time.”

10 01 2003 Tyson Browning suspended 1st two games of the season rules

2004 Richt suspended 3 Starters Opening Day 2004

08 09 2004 Odell Thurman LB suspended 3 games rules violations

08 09 2004 Martrez Milner TE ineligible partial qualifier recruit

08 09 2004 Gordon Ely-Kelso suspended 1 games unspecified

2004 Derrick White LB suspended 2 games


March 15th, 2010
4:40 am

07 01 2004 Kenny Bailey RB suspended 1 game stealing long distance

07 01 2004 Richard Seymour DT suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Robert Brannon TE suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Decory Bryant CB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Kendrell Bell LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Tony Gilbert LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

07 01 2004 Charles Grant LB suspended 1 game stole long distance

2004 Richt signed Michael Grant UGA kicked him out

08 01 2004 Jeremy Thomas Starting FB suspended 2 games team rules

02 05 2005 Jamar Chaney LB someone took SAT for him kicked out

02 05 2005 Brandon Sesay LB Douglass High signed kicked out before started

04 10 2005 Derrick White LB arrest barroom brawl 2 game suspension

04 10 2005 Kedric Golsten DT arrest barroom brawl suspension 1 game

05 07 2005 Darrius Swain DT 45 day jail drive no valid license 3 times

05 17 2005 Michael Turner OL arrest weed in his auto suspended

05 17 2005 Zeb McKinzey OL arrest public drunkenness suspended


March 15th, 2010
4:42 am

06 04 2005 Derrick White LB arrest DUI kicked off team

06 15 2005 Josh Johnson LB dismissed sent to Military School

06 17 2005 Jamar Chaney Honor Code violation same test answers beside him ETS

07 05 2005 The beginning of the Decline of UGA Football Program

07 05 2005 Corey Moon DE denied admission after Garner Richt signed him

07 05 2005 Jamar Bryant S denied admission after Garner Richt signed him

07 28 2005 Jamar Chaney 1 of 5 of 19-man recruit class Academic not there Fall

07 29 2005 UGA has only 13 freshmen of 19 who signed coming in Fall

07 29 2005 Not having a recruiting class 2005 caught up with us 2006 to 2009

07 29 2005 we had players this state criticize us for not offering them, then beat us

07 29 2005 The 2005 Recruiting Class Horrid inflated by rank of 1/3 not there Fall

07 29 2005 One-third of the Recruiting Class WASTED TIME CMR whined to ABH

07 29 2005 Coach Richt won with Jim Donnan’s recruits, lost with his own

07 29 2005 CMR for 10 yrs had BLOWS to our Program trouble-makers & bad press

08 03 2005 Chase Green FB arrest alcohol suspension

11 01 2005 Antonio Sims DUI arrest suspended 1 game


March 15th, 2010
4:44 am

01 07 2006 Dannell Ellerbe LB arrested felony auto theft DUI wreck left scene suspended 3 games

02 19 2006 Ian Smith OL false statement arrest alcohol suspended 2 games

05 24 2006 Daniel Inman OL suspended WKU and USC 2 games team rules

05 24 2006 UGA currently has 4 suspended players at this time

11 29 2006 Ian Smith OL 6 games suspension 2nd alcohol Peach 5 games 07

12 26 2006 Seth Watts suspended for Peach Bowl team rules

02 20 2006 Marquis Elmore DT arrested driving with a suspended license

02 21 2006 Antonio Sims suspended all of 2006 DUI park pass kicked out of school

08 01 2006 Odell Thurman 4 game suspension NFL former Dawg bad press UGA

08 06 2006 Thomas Flowers Start CB suspended 1st two games Academics

09 26 2006 Odell Thurman arrest DUI already had had 4 game suspension former Dawg

02 25 2007 Akeen Hebron LB underage alcohol 7:58 am booked suspended 2 games

03 26 2007 Tanner Strickland OL arrest fraudulent ID

03 26 2007 3 arrests after end of season by March 26, 2007 haven’t found all 3 yet

06 01 2007 Tripp Chandler TE arrest alcohol Lumpkin suspended 1 game


March 15th, 2010
4:45 am

06 01 2007 Blake Barnes QB arrest alcohol Lumpkin suspended

04 26 2007 Akeen Hebron LB made hands gun 2nd arrest alcohol suspended all Year

07 16 2007 Tripp Taylor DT arrest assault big brawl at Lake Allatoona

07 18 2007 Caleb King TB arrested no driver’s license scooter 40 mph

07 30 2007 NaDerris Ward handcuff jail pass right no driver’s license scooter

08 05 2007 Paul Oliver CB academically ineligible kicked out of school

08 06 2007 Donavon Baldwin S missing classes suspended 2 games

11 25 2007 Jeff Henson C arrest DUI suspended for Sugar Bowl game

01 19 2008 Terreal Bierria DUI arrest speed student held another charge suspend 2 games

01 20 2008 Fred Munzenmaier FB alcohol arrest thought Police Taxi suspend 2 games

01 20 2008 Donavon Baldwin S DUI arrest 3 am suspended 1 game

05 04 2008 Clint Boling LT arrest Reckless-driving DUI 2 game suspension

06 15 2008 Jeremy Lomax speeding arrest concealed weapon charge dropped

06 27 2008 Trinton Sturdivant alcohol touched lady belly inappropriately arrest

06 27 2008 Justin Anderson alcohol touched lady belly inappropriately arrest


March 15th, 2010
5:40 am

well damn

what pecent of the student body has visited Athen-Clarke County?


March 15th, 2010
5:40 am

BullDawg….biggest loser since St.Simons.


March 15th, 2010
6:26 am

BuLLdawg, So what’s your point? Big time athletics has discipline problems with their players? That’s old news. By the way — it is an across the board problem that affects all schools. Tell us which school you pull for — and I’ll show you a rap sheet as long if not longer. The big difference is, Coach Richt disciplines his players. He doesn’t suspend a player for half a game after trying to gouge another player’s eyes out. Whoever you pull for must not do very well against Georgia — because your attempt to embarass the program with off the field issues is really childish. Poor decisons happen in the pros, it happens at the highschool level — do you not think it is going to happen at the college level? The coaches don’t send spies and baby sitters home with the players after practice every day. Human nature is, what it is. Get a life!


March 15th, 2010
6:36 am

I am sure some of those UGA player eat meat!!!


March 15th, 2010
7:08 am

BuLLdawg I don’t see how you could be a Ga. fan and print stuff like that,the dawgs get enough bad press.

Rueben Houston's "How to Evade the PoPo"

March 15th, 2010
8:10 am

My book , “How to Evade the PoPo” goes on sale tomorrow. I will be signing books at the Atlanta FuCo Jail for the next 6 months untilmy hearing. I will be joined by the Tech guy who stabbed his jealous lover with a sword, and the Tech student who made a bomb on campus. Our one terrorist who got caught probably can’t make it, I think he’s got waterboarding for the next six months.

Your Neighbor

March 15th, 2010
8:11 am

Dear “BuLLdawg” (?)

Observations: Firstly, You appear to have a lot of hate in your heart for all things Bulldog. Secondly, you are up at 4:35 am, spewing your hate over the internet.

Conclusion: You should really consider re-evaluating what is truly important in life. Go tell your family you love them and give them all hugs. Get a hobby to tie you over to football season. Then, please move back to Alabama.


March 15th, 2010
8:19 am

BuL L Dawg, truth to power, man, truth to power. Your posts are a public service.

Sambo McPoot

March 15th, 2010
8:40 am

BuLLdawg what do all dat have to do with price of eggs?

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

March 15th, 2010
8:45 am

DuLLdawg, nobody reads your BS. Nobody cares that you spend half your life posting boring and stupid half truths. Get a job as a Walmart greeter, it is good to get out of your moms basement on occasion


March 15th, 2010
8:58 am

Paul Oliver wasn’t kicked out of school, he left early for the supplmental draft…his scholarship was still there for him if he wanted to use it.

Win P.

March 15th, 2010
9:11 am

Bulldawg, Interesting ….But what is your point?


March 15th, 2010
9:26 am

BuLLdawg, get a life! You sound like a very unhappy little boy.

Voice of Reason

March 15th, 2010
9:29 am

Since Tech plays in a metropolitan area with multiple police forces, the AJC and others don’t bother to check regularly to see how many Tech players receive citations or get arrested. They simply let the Athens Banner Herald supply them with stories of sensationalism toward athletes. The AJC apparently pays no attention to the Tuscaloosa, Gainesville, Knoxville, etc. newspapers like it does the Athens paper. Too much trouble and it keeps the “reporters” away from the pubs.
For someone like Bulldawg to compile this information, and maintain it, seems pretty vindictive and jealous. I would also question why he was up in the middle of the night like burgulars and bad women.
Now the most important observation – he obviously has a mental problem. No one in their right mind would keep such a record.
Enough said.


March 15th, 2010
9:31 am

Congrats coach diaz! Lets give the tennis dawgs our support on friday against USC. Keep that home streak alive! If you’ve never been to see the dawgs play then friday would be a perfect first time. Two powerhouses battling it out on the courts. HBTD!


March 15th, 2010
9:38 am



March 15th, 2010
10:17 am

BuLLdawg….son, you are teetering on the edge of insanity.


March 15th, 2010
10:28 am

Hey BuLLdawg…my favorite stat during the time that CMR’s been at Georgia is….7-1 …..that’s seven Georgia WINS and seven Tech LOSSES. ….and let me please remind you that your NCAA T’ment bound B’ball team had their ass’es handed to them this year by a Georgia team that finished with a sub 500 record…..Looks like your Tech teams have a tendency to pucker up when they play the Dawgs…..Please remember…WE RUN THIS STATE!…ALWAYS HAVE …ALWAYS WILL!

bruce mac

March 15th, 2010
10:33 am

Congratulations Mr. Diaz. It would appear you have no issues with your players and continue to win year after year. You sir, are a great BullDawg. Thank you.

bruce mac

March 15th, 2010
10:34 am

jackETT, you tell half truths also. It is 8 and 1, ha ha.


March 15th, 2010
10:50 am

The point is that Coach Diaz was somehow responsible for getting a lot of football player in trouble is all I can figure.

30 Year Drought

March 15th, 2010
10:58 am

UGA’s Athletic program wins a lot of titles in gymnastics, tennis, and more tennis………..but as long as the football team is holding The Coaches Trophy in January every year it is all good.


March 15th, 2010
11:00 am

Hey bruce mac….Thanks for pointing that out to me . All the wins are starting to run together so I lost count….all I know is Georgia Runs this State…and always will!


March 15th, 2010
11:02 am

BuLLdawg, 18 holes of golf is 18 because that is how many holes it took to play before his fifth of scotch was done.


March 15th, 2010
11:15 am

At one time I read most of his posts. Now I am begging to be made a moderator for these blogs so I could delete this ( and other ) drivel posted here.

bruce mac

March 15th, 2010
11:29 am

30 Year, thank you for reminding us, you apparently are board or worried one. If I was as great as you, I would go about my business and leave the less fortunate underlings alone. But I guess that would take some class.


March 15th, 2010
12:09 pm

Have to wonder why the lack of confidence in one’s own(I would bet very recently chosen) school, when you have to trick other fans into giving you attention, rather than just taking personal pride. What is that, like 12 times this month posting that picture? The trophy doesnt speak for itself I suppose.

We could pretend to be gator fans and post the eye-gouge pictures to play along. That’s one that does speak for itself.

Fair and Balanced

March 15th, 2010
12:10 pm

BuLLdawg, how come you take a name like that and then publicize all this mess? Truth is, either all the other schools have just as many infractions, or they have a special deal in town with the PoPo. Richt has no deals it would appear and so these arrogant players who think they can get away with stuff just because they can play football pretty well, can’t get away with it in Athens or on a team Richt coaches.

[...] Also: A sixth UGA coach reached 500 career victories Sunday. Can you name them? [...]

Some people are just depressed

March 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

Wow, Bulldawg can copy and paste. I’m very impressed. At least, I hope that is what he did because he lives a pretty sad existence if he spent all that time working an excel spreadsheet and typing all that out. I guess some people are just miserable and have nothing else better to do. I mean, Florida has had 251 traffic citations since Urban got to Gainesville and nobody is putting all the names on a UGA blog. I don’t know if there is enough room on this blog to include all of the academically ineligible players that were in GT athletics back in 2000.


March 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

Wow, George Foster can rap?


March 15th, 2010
5:19 pm

“30 Year, thank you for reminding us, you apparently are board ” “But I guess that would take some class.”

It’s spelled bored… jealous UGA fan, not board. Class? You better get to class.


March 15th, 2010
6:26 pm

When will we ever got a moderator on here? So much garbage on both sides that it’s impossible to have a real conversation without a pissing contest.


March 15th, 2010
6:28 pm

2002 George Foster OL suspended raping FL player during game

I can’t recall someone being raped during that game,odd.


March 15th, 2010
7:22 pm

Boy! Somebody REALLY needs to get a girlfriend.


March 15th, 2010
7:58 pm


Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver

Oliver was one of only three returning starters on the Georgia defense, and he was considered a potential all-conference performer. The Bulldogs were left scrambling at cornerback after Oliver was declared academically ineligible. He was selected in the fourth round of June’s NFL supplemental draft.

This is NOT AJ-C. It is Rivals, and you sir are a LIAR.



March 15th, 2010 8:58 am

“Paul Oliver wasn’t kicked out of school, he left early for the supplmental draft…his scholarship was still there for him if he wanted to use it.”


March 15th, 2010
8:04 pm

these posts against BULLDAWG are so clever! i almost fell out of my chair ;)


March 15th, 2010
8:05 pm

You tell em Debose, because making typos is WAY less classy than trolling and posting idiot garbage on some other teams sports blog? and pointing them out is not at all effiminate.

The Real BuLLdawg

March 15th, 2010
8:07 pm

I am a Rambling Wreck form Georgia TEch and a HEll of Freaking Queer. A Hell of a Hell of a Hell of a Freaking Queer. Just like my terrorist roomate, I take it in the rear. I’m a Rambling Wreak from Gerogia Tech and a Hell of a freaking Queer…. We’ll get you next year… gotta go late for my zip popping appoinment.


March 15th, 2010
8:11 pm

AFDawg, have you and those running your WebPages for you been continuing to edit posts on your WebPages and re-posting them as if they were posted by the person whose name is left on the posts on your WebPages, materially changing the posts to suit only your view of what is to be presented ?

When you get through with all your excuses for that and get through with all your excuses for the 89 arrests / suspensions that we have suffered here at UGA in the Coach Richt Era, what you are left with is in year 10 now of the Coach Richt Era we have a very poor Offensive Coaching Staff still, are getting bad press every day across the nation, are 1-3 vs. Florida the last 4 years, 1-3 vs the vols the last 4 years and 10-10 vs just The SEC East with 14 losses the last 4 years while compiling 21 fumbles a year the last 4 years, 14 interceptions a year the last 4 years, averaging # 96 in the NCAA in penalties against us the last 4 years, have compiled a 3-8 record against the Top 10 Final AP Poll teams we have played in the 9 years of the Coach Richt Era and once again this season have no quarterback ready.

Everyone who is satisfied with that, is not a great Bulldog fan and everyone who is disappointed in the Decline of the UGA Football Program over the last 4 years, including losing to all 5 SEC East Opponents in a Row consecutively is not less a Bulldogs’ Fan.


March 15th, 2010
8:24 pm

BuLLdawg – Just guessing but I am looking at my crystal ball and I see – you have never played a down of football. You are 5′ 2″ – picked on in all school grades. Never was laid in High School (or any school). You hang on the computer and study stats so that you can talk to men who did play football in hopes that one day you might be but raped by them. Your sport of choice is ping pong and you shed tears every time you watch Broke Back (by yourself). Go to bed little boy and dream of Big Boys.


March 15th, 2010
8:57 pm



March 15th, 2010 6:28 pm

2002 George Foster OL raping FL player during game

“I can’t recall someone being raped during that game,odd.”

Where were you ? It was a horrible incident, one of the worst incidents in the history of Georgia – Florida.

Athens Banner Herald Nov. 6, 2002

George Foster confessed Wednesday that he wasn’t provoked into the personal foul that cost Georgia 15 yards and an easy field goal attempt against Florida last week. Foster was whistled for bouncing up and down (humping) on the Gators’ Bam Hardmon after an unsuccessful third down. On the next play, Billy Bennett barely missed a 50-yard field goal.

”To be honest I wasn’t provoked,” Foster said. ”I usually like to really finish a guy off once I get him on the ground. I like to pound him. It was a little much though. Plus, it was right in front of the official.

”You want to dominate your opponent every time you come in contact with them. I just got carried away that time.”
Foster had to run at 5:45 a.m. twice this week as punishment. He also felt a backlash from angry fans.

”It’s past me, it’s past the coaches and I know it’s past my teammates,” he said. ”You kind of wonder about the Georgia fans though. They’re fickle. I don’t think anybody else gets as much flak as we do.”

He said he did get one very supportive e-mail that boosted his spirit.

”I was really surprised to see that because most of the things you get from Georgia fans are negative,” he said.

Note that also is NOT from the AJ-C.

Coach Richt didn’t appreciate it, did he ?

“I don’t remember George Foster leg-humping jumping up and down on the Florida player in the 2002 game costing us a personal foul and giving them one of their 2 field goals they beat us by, when David Greene went 0-13 on 3rd down conversions.”

We got as much bad press from that play as we have any play. Where were you Taylor ?


March 15th, 2010
9:04 pm

I sometimes dress up as Hardmon. Oh please Foster please..
if only