Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. College Sports

UGA Golf: Contract of women's coach Kelley Hester not renewed

See also

The search is on for a new women’s golf coach at the University of Georgia.

Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced that Kelley Hester’s contract as head women’s golf coach has not been renewed.

"We appreciate Kelley's efforts as a student-athlete and a coach, and wish her the best in her future endeavors," McGarity said. "She has always represented UGA in a first-class manner." As a student, Hester (then Kelley Richardson) was a four-year letterwinner, from 1993-96. Additionally, she was recognized as All-SEC in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

When McGarity stepped in as UGA athletic director, he indicated at that all Georgia athletics programs, not just the “money” programs, were expected to perform at the highest levels. During five seasons under Hester, the women’s golf program has not performed at that standard.

Over the last five seasons, the Lady Golf Dogs have made five NCAA Regional appearances; placed 10th and 15th at the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships; and fielded one National Player of the Year, Marta Silva Zamora in 2011. This season, the Lady Golf Dogs finished fifth at the SEC Championships and tied for 10th at the NCAA Central Regional.

McGarity indicated that the search for Hester’s replacement would begin immediately.




  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Peyton Manning dancing
    Peyton Manning shows off his formidable dancing skills at training camp
    NFL News
  • Bagwell becoming porn star
    Buff Bagwell has the stuff, but his Vivid dreams have not come true just yet
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court