Women’s basketball coach Andy Landers, former men’s basketball coach Hugh Durham and former All-American football player Terry Hoage were among the nine people inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 28 at the Macon City Auditorium.
Landers, who was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007, became the women’s basketball coach at UGA in 1979. By 1983 he’d already led the team to its first Final Four appearance. His career record of 789-246 prior to the start of the 2008-2009 season made him the fourth winningest women’s basketball coach in NCAA history. He since has surpassed the 800-win mark.
Durham coached the men’s basketball team from 1978–1995. During that time the team reached the 1983 Final Four and won two SEC championships. Durham was named SEC Coach of the Year three times in 1985,1987 and 1990.
A native of Huntsville, Texas, Hoage was twice a consensus All-American while at UGA racking up 12 interceptions during the 1982 season. He was also a two-time Academic All-American. A defensive back, Hoage went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins in 1992.
Others chosen to the 2009 class include Milton A. Byard, Mills Lane, Jeff Malone, George Rose, Shannon Sharpe and Roman Turmon.