Top 10: Most accomplished Georgia coaches

semerson@macon.comMay 19, 2014 

Former Georgia gymnastics head coach Suzanne Yoculan and longtime swimming coach Jack Bauerle.


The 10 most accomplished Georgia coaches in any sport.

1. Suzanne Yoculan, gymnastics (1983-2009)
Simply the most decorated coach in Georgia history, with 10 NCA championships, including five in a row at one point, as well as 16 SEC titles, and coached an astounding 306 All-Americans.

2. Jack Bauerle, women’s swimming (1979-present), men’s swimming (1983-present)
Georgia has won six NCAA women’s swimming championships under Bauerle, and finished second seven times and in the top five 22 times. Various men and women swimmers have also won individual titles under Bauerle.

3. Manny Diaz, men’s tennis (1989-present)
A Georgia alum, Diaz has guided his alma mater to four NCAA championships, appearing in the championship match six other times, and the Bulldogs finished in the top-5 a total of 19 times.

4. Dan Magill, men's tennis (1954-88)
The all-time winningest coach in NCAA tennis history, Magill coached the Bulldogs to two national titles and 21 outdoor and indoor titles.

5. Chris Haack, men’s golf (1996-present)
The Wisconsin native has guided the Bulldogs to two national titles, seven SEC championships, and 50 team tournament titles, the most recent this weekend in San Antonio.

6. Vince Dooley, football (1964-88)
Georgia won a national championship under Dooley in 1980, plus six SEC titles, and went 201-77-10.

7. Wally Butts, football (1939-60)
Led Georgia to a national championship in 1942, four SEC championships and a total record of 140-86-9.

8. Andy Landers, women’s basketball (1979-present)
The man who put Georgia’s program on the map: Thirty straight NCAA tournament bids, five Final Fours, one national title game appearance, and seven SEC titles.

9. Mark Richt, football (2001-present)
One of the best winning percentages (.736) of any active football coach, two SEC titles and five division titles. The only thing missing is an appearance in the national title game.

10. Steve Webber, baseball (1981-1996)
The only College World Series title for Georgia came under Webber in 1990, who coached the Bulldogs to another CWS in 1987, and remains UGA’s winningest baseball coach, at 500-403-1.

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