Georgia officially names new women’s golf coach

Georgia announced today the hiring of Josh Brewer as head coach of its women’s golf team.

Brewer, an assistant coach for the women’s and men’s golf teams at Southern California since 2008, replaces Kelley Hester, whose contract was not renewed by UGA after five years in the job. Hester last week was named the women’s golf  head coach at Furman.

Brewer, a native of Brownstown, Ind., earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees (in business management and kinesiology, respectively) from Indiana, where he lettered on the golf team from 1994-98. He was an assistant men’s golf coach at Indiana from 2003-08.

Brewer sent a message this afternoon that he is “currently on a plane for first recruiting trip.” He added: “Go Dawgs!”

“Josh has experienced tremendous success at every level of his golf career,” UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement. “… We are confident Josh will be able to bring a very high level of experience to our program.”

“I have been blessed to learn under some of the country’s greatest head coaches, and I look forward to using these lessons in leading the Georgia women’s golf program,” Brewer said in a statement. “It is a program that has a rich and storied history beginning with one of women’s athletics’ greatest visionaries and leaders, Liz Murphey. I want to help build on the tradition she started at UGA of winning championships while graduating our student-athletes.”

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golfDawg

June 18th, 2012
3:19 pm

Welcome to UGA and to a great program, destined to be greater. The Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams at UGA should compete for National Championships every year — now maybe we will. Go ‘Dawgs!

1st?

RHall55

June 18th, 2012
5:05 pm

And the Football Program should compete for a NC every 4-5 years; should have before; that group with the amount of talent it has the potential to get should have have been in the race like AL; better facilities, better coaching, better conditioning, better recruiting, better wins needed!!

Really?

June 18th, 2012
6:08 pm

Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, there RHall55. Your football team competes for a NC every year in the offseason. The only problems arise when they actually have to play the games come fall..

01HAWK

June 18th, 2012
6:21 pm

RHall55…………………………..What planet are you from ?

Better facilities………………………NOT
Better coaching…………………….You have been eating to many maijuana brownies
Better conditioning………………..OH………………..You have got yo be kidding …………….Right ?
Better recruiting…………………….JEEZE…………..Where have you been the last 5 years ?

The more a school has, the higher it ranked. We also took into account the overall presentation of the facilities — how nice they were, how new they were and whether or not they were all self-contained to make life easier for the players.

Here goes:

1. Alabama: It was a tough call between Alabama and LSU for the top spot, but all the renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium over the past few years gave Alabama the nod. Everything you need is right there at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility, including a full indoor practice complex. Nick Saban also said recently that a new weight room is in the works.

2. LSU: LSU’s Football Operations Center is an all-in-one complex that includes the locker room, weight room, training room, video operations center and the coaches’ offices. Built in 2006, it also has a full indoor practice field and is conveniently located right across the street from Tiger Stadium. LSU spared no expense in building this crown jewel, and the practice fields are all right there behind the center.

3. Tennessee: Not only has Neyland Stadium gotten a multi-million dollar facelift over the past few years, but the Vols are set to move into a new $45 million football facility this fall. The Vols already had an indoor practice facility, and their new digs will include everything from a mixed martial arts fighting cage, to a restaurant, to cell phone recharging stations in the players’ dressing cubicles in the locker room.

4. Georgia: A $40 million expansion and renovation of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall was completed last year, and the new facilities are as plush as any in the country. There’s not a full indoor practice facility, but a 30-yard field that allows the Bulldogs to warm up. The locker room has a commons area that features televisions, massage centers, computer stations and video game stations.

5. Auburn: The Tigers opened a new $16.5 million, 92,000-square foot indoor practice facility last fall that includes a 100-yard field. Auburn previously had a smaller building that housed a 40-yard field and could only be used for smaller workouts. The facility connects to the main athletic building and student academic center with everything centrally located for the players.

The Tide is trolling and nothing can stop it

June 18th, 2012
6:46 pm

The Tide is trolling and nothing can stop it.....

June 18th, 2012
6:47 pm

even on women’s golf blogs….

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6:56 pm

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Mick

June 18th, 2012
7:43 pm

And the Football Program should compete for a NC every 4-5 years…

Not going to happen while CMR is in Athens.

ole dawg

June 19th, 2012
8:13 am

This is a golf blog today people. Please show a little intelligence and discuss golf!

Congratulations Coach Brewer and welcome to UGA. As you said…. GO DAWGS!

joe

June 19th, 2012
9:20 am

Are you kidding me ole dawg-discuss golf. Not as long as the trollers are around. Heck they even showed up on a Discovery Channel blog about the Amur River. 01 Hawk even took that into the football sphere and how bad CMR is. The Bama bloggers had to look up where it was first- discovered it was not in the state of Alabama. Confused they wandered around in Amur River circles, but somehow related it to Saban.

KJ

June 19th, 2012
9:26 am

joe, if Saban WANTED the Amur River to be in Alabama, he’d get it. Everyone knows this.

Fools Gold

June 19th, 2012
9:34 am

ole Howdy Doody has put the hammer down on the gym ,volleyball and golf coaches for not being “In the Hunt” for championships. I guess this doesnt apply to baseball, basketball and football. Hope ole howdy doody quits putting lipstick on a pig as far as facilities are concerned. UGA…. the Michigan State of the SEC.

bawbie

June 19th, 2012
9:38 am

FIRE PERNO AND BOBO!

Buckeye

June 19th, 2012
12:46 pm

Alert the media. Oh, Chip is the media.

realisticfan

June 19th, 2012
1:36 pm

Can we get back to getting Landers fired. What an underachiever.

Kudzu in Right Field

June 19th, 2012
2:10 pm

Florida took the most talented college baseball team in the country to Omaha and they were 0 for 2 and eating barbeque. If McGarity was still at UF would O’Sullivan be fired? Nine, count them, 9 high draft picks on that team and they were eliminated by Kent State.Firing cures everything. Right???????

Captain

June 20th, 2012
8:42 am

Bama posters have me ready to do something I never dreamed I could or would do PULL FOR MICHIGAN. The constant bragging, spouting off on these blogs by so called, self described Bama fans has reached epidemic proportions. Strange isn’t it, I was always of the opinion if you were outstanding at something you didn’t have to tell anyone, you would be recognized and known. If Bama is as good as you Bama supporters say why the need to constantly try and rub noses in it? Does it make you feel as if you’ve risen to elite status in your trailer park? Flying that A flag, all those stickers on the truck, I’m guessing you buy Bama brand jelly and peanut butter, Golden Flake potato chips, and leave your Christmas lights up on your house trailer all year. Roll Tide baby.

GO MICHIGAN ‘hail to the victors’. Remind me, who won the last time Michigan and Alabama played?

Atlanta Gator

June 20th, 2012
8:50 am

“Kudzu in Right Field,” coach O’Sullivan does have a little bit of history that you failed to mention. In five seasons as the Gators’ coach, his teams have won almost 70% of their games and he has led his teams to two SEC championships and three consecutive College World Series. Given that SEC baseball is every bit as competitive as SEC football, that’s a remarkable record—-especially given that the Gators were 29-30 the season before O’Sullivan arrived in Gainesville. If an AD were to fire O’Sullivan given those facts, he wouldn’t be a very good AD.

Kudzu in Right Field

June 21st, 2012
7:18 am

” Atlanta Gator” I agree with you O’Sullivan has had a remarkable run and I believe he will continue to be a successful coach at UF. My posting was tongue in cheek for all the “fire everyone” crowd that reads this board. I feel Ray Tanner is the best baseball coach in the country and he has been a head coach for over 20 years before winning a national championship and John Wooden was at UCLA 16 years before winning a NC. He was pretty good.Perno is a fine coach who has taken UGA to Omaha more than any coach in UGA history yet the fire everyone crowd thinks he should go. I remember the Dump Dooley campaign in the mid ’70’s and now they want to rename the stadium after him. Who said fans have a long memory?