Following the SEC tourney loss, Lesesne talked optimistically about a “quality group” returning for next season and said he would “look forward to coaching them again.”
However, the Bulldogs are losing a lot of veteran players, and insiders say recruiting for the program has been sub-standard for Georgia.
UGA said Stephanie Ransom, deputy athletics director for business and a former Georgia soccer player, will act as point person as the Bulldogs conduct a “national search” for a new head coach.
One popular name already being bandied about is Keidane McAlpine of Southern Cal. McAlpine, a native of Huntsville, Ala., and a player at Birmingham Southern, had led the Trojans to eight consecutive NCAA tournaments and is 13-3-2 so far this season. His USC roster also includes some standout players from Atlanta.