Campus News

Head coach to be inducted into Georgia Golf Hall of Fame

Chris Haack, head golf coach since the 1996-1997 season, was chosen for induction into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will take place Jan. 16 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Joining Haack in the Class of 2016 will be Stewart Maiden, James Mason, C. Layne Williams and UGA alumna Nanci Bowen, an All-American and LPGA major winner.

A two-time National Coach of the Year, Haack will be the first collegiate coach inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. He has led UGA golf teams to a school-record 56 tournament victories, including the 1999 and 2005 national championships and seven SEC titles.

In 2012, Haack also became UGA’s director of golf. He serves as the liaison between the Athletic Association and the UGA Golf Course, and he oversees the Boyd Center and the adjacent practice facilities.

Haack was inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame in 2012.