June 1, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The contract of University of Georgia women's golf coach Kelley Hester has not been renewed, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity announced on Friday.
"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."
McGarity said a search will begin immediately for a new women's golf coach for UGA.
In her five seasons at Georgia, Hester led the Bulldogs to five NCAA Regional appearances and 10th- and 15th-place showings at the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships, respectively. In 2011, UGA's Marta Silva Zamora was the consensus National Player of the Year.
This season, the Bulldogs finished fifth at the SEC Championships and tied for 10th at the NCAA Central Regional.
A native of Macon, Ga., Hester was a four-year letterwinner for Georgia from 1993-96 and earned All-SEC recognition in 1993, 1994 and 1995 as the former Kelley Richardson.