ATHENS — John Kasay has slipped back into retirement.
Kasay, 68, came out of retirement a year ago to assist new strength and conditioning coach Joe Tereshinski Jr., with a restructuring of that program. A former player and assistant coach under Vince Dooley, Kasay had served UGA as director of strength and conditioning for nearly three decades.
“We asked John to come out of retirement on a part-time basis last January and help us through a transition period in our strength and conditioning program,” Georgia spokesman Claude Felton said. “He graciously accepted and has provided everything we hoped for in supporting Joe Tereshinski as we moved in this new direction. That transition period has put us well down the road in our strength program and John has stepped back into retirement with our sincerest thanks. He has many talents with his background and it’s not out of the question he could be asked to assist us with other projects in the future.”
Kasay’s move was a proactive one. A new NCAA rule goes into effect in August that will limit to five the number of coaches that a team may employ on its strength staff. In addition to Tereshinski, Georgia already has Rex Bradberry, Thomas Brown, Tony Gilbert and Keith Gray working full time in that capacity. UGA is not expected to name a temporary replacement, Felton said.