Four athletes, coaches to be inducted into Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Four athletes and coaches with ties to the University of Georgia highlight the Class of 2018 for the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Football standout Champ Bailey, swimming and track letterman and philanthropist Tom Cousins, current men’s golf coach Chris Haack, and women’s golf star Terri Moody Hancock were among those chosen by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame’s Honors Court.

The additional members of the Class of 2018 are Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank, Lombardi and Outland award winner and longtime collegiate coach Tracy Rocker, Olympic gold medal sprinter Angelo Taylor and basketball standout Kenny “Sky” Walker.

The official induction will take place Feb. 4, 2018, at the Macon City Auditorium.

Bailey, one of the most versatile players in UGA history, starred for the football team from 1996-1998.

A UGA swimming letterman in 1950 and 1951 and a member of the 1950 SEC track and field championship squad, Cousins is a real estate developer who brought the Hawks (NBA) and the Flames (NHL) to Atlanta.

Haack is in his 22nd season at UGA as the head coach for golf. He has guided UGA to a school-record 60 tournament titles, including two national and eight SEC championships.

Moody Hancock was the first female to receive a full athletic scholarship to UGA. A two-time All-American, she was named 1981 National Golfer of the Year after she captured medalist honors at the AIAW national championships.