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Monday, November 1, 2010

News in other sports

Greg McGarity is not messing around, at least when it comes to the volleyball program.

The Georgia athletics director, hired in August, has fired volleyball coach Joel McCartney with seven games still left in the regular season.

The Bulldogs were 11-14 overall and 3-11 in the SEC this season.

Chad Hanson, formerly an assistant coach, will take over an interim basis. The Bulldogs' next game is Friday against Florida, the school McGarity served at for 18 years before returning to his alma mater.

“After a careful review of our volleyball program a change of direction is needed,” McGarity said in a statement. “I appreciate Coach McCartney’s years of service to the University and Athletic Association and wish him well.”

(Yours truly spoke to McGarity earlier this afternoon about a few other matters. I'm kicking myself for not asking whether he had any concerns about the volleyball program.)

McCartney was in his fourth year as the Bulldogs' coach. The team won 17 games in each of his first three season, but never had a winning record in SEC play.

In happier news ...

Georgia junior Kristie Krueger has captured the SEC cross country championship on Monday.

Krueger finished first on the 6k course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

She became the second Bulldog runner to win the SEC title, after Sarah Madebach in 2007.


Anonymous said...

Good riddance. I'm sick of being embarrassed of the volleyball program around my friends from other SEC schools.

Anonymous said...

The fact that you make fun of someone losing their job is a joke. Please go back to south carolina.

Anonymous said...

yes it is a joke, a funny one at that.
Lighten up Francis.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... I bet our football coaches are scrambling right about now. We are now "in the hunt" as bottom feeders of the SEC. Should have fired Richt on Sunday.