Harris-Champer is just the second coach in UGA softball history and led the Bulldogs to 959 victories over 21 seasons. Including stints at Nicholls State and Southern Miss, she concludes her 25-year career among the top-25 coaches of all time with 1,168 victories and seven College World Series appearances.
The question now is what happens next for Georgia softball. UGA says it intends to conduct a national search for a successor. However, expect associate head coach Tony Baldwin to get strong consideration. He was promoted to interim head coach following Harris-Champer’s announcement.
Georgia (34-23) shocked the college softball world by advancing to the College World Series this season with one of the SEC’s youngest teams that finished 11th in the conference. Every position player that started for the Bulldogs at the CWS this past week is set to return next season.
Georgia will be seeking a starting pitcher to replace Mary Wilson Avant, who accounted for 210 of the Bulldogs’ 382 innings thrown this past season.