Athens, GA - Jim Douglas, who helped the Georgia men’s golf team win the program’s two national championships, has rejoined the staff as the assistant coach, according to an announcement by Bulldogs head coach Chris Haack.
Douglas was Georgia’s assistant coach from 1997 through 2005, during which time the Bulldogs celebrated some of their greatest success. With Douglas as Haack’s right-hand man, Georgia won NCAA titles in 1999 and 2005, along with four Southeastern Conference championships (1998, 2000, 2001 and 2004). Georgia produced 26 All-Americans, 30 All-SEC picks, two SEC Players of the Year, two SEC Freshmen of the Year, 33 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections, six All-American Scholars and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient in that span.
“We are very happy that Jim is back with us,” Haack said. “He brings so many qualities to the table. His contributions to our program -- including areas like academics, recruiting, tournaments and practices -- were critical to our success. Fortunately, he has remained close to our program the last five years, so he’ll be able to pick up right where he left off.”
Douglas graduated from Georgia with a double major in political science and history. He and his wife, Katherine, have two sons, James and Charles.
Douglas is replacing Jason Payne, who will oversee operations and fund raising for the Tee-Off Club, the booster club for the Georgia men’s golf team.
The Bulldogs will open the 2011 portion of their schedule Feb. 20-22 in the Puerto Rico Classic.