Dick Hatfield, longtime manager, director of Newman Tennis Center, to retire

...tennis center. He has been there since.As Hatfield picked up tennis by taking lessons and playing it often so he could better coach it in Florida, he quickly grew to love the competitive aspect of it, and how self-reliant the sport proved to be...

North Augusta's Heath named spring softball player of year

...softball program recognized her talent early, too, by picking up her commitment."It's what I always dreamed of doing, going back as a 10-year-old, is playing for an SEC school, beautiful field and good coaches," she said.

Vince Dooley gives advice at banquet

...have been in recent years, Dooley said, the Bulldogs might soon be primed to win it all."Coach Richt is one of the best coaches on the field and his record proves it," Dooley said of his last hire during his tenure as Georgia's athletic director...

Unbeaten Kentucky boasts depth, versatility

...Tournament as Calipari has let the flow of the game dictate his substitution strategy."That's what makes him such a good coach," reserve 7-footer Dakari Johnson said Tuesday of Calipari. "He knows what's best for us. He's going to do...

SEC teams, headed by Florida, ranked high in softball poll

...It's kind of like SEC football and SEC baseball and Big 12 basketball. There's just so many good players, so many good coaches all across the board. It's so much fun to coach in this league."Oregon reached the Final Four last year and is...

New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has plan for Falcons

...filled, the Falcons had to wait until after the Super Bowl to offer the job to Quinn."We felt so strongly he was the best coach that we stayed patient, very patient, through the playoffs and Super Bowl rather than feel compelled to make a quick...

Alabama coaches Nick Saban and Jay Seawell develop strong bond

...of the few people around he can talk with about "some of the issues and problems that you have, just trying to be a good coach for your players."Seawell describes Saban as "probably a mid-80s shooter" who can score in the 70s when he has...

Watson's second Masters win changed him for the better

...said. "Enough press has told me I'm mental, so I've got to fix it. And I read the Bible, so the Bible is the best coach I think for outside life. So I think I won't ever need a mental coach. If I do, like I'd said about a swing coach...

Patriots' Bill Belichick is no stranger to controversy

...Belichick no longer gets the benefit of the doubt among fans and those in football circles, even those who think he's the best coach in the league. Earlier this month, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula called him "Beli-cheat."It all traces back to...

Reports: UGA's Bobo will take Colorado State job

...that Bobo liked coaching at Georgia."I think he's really good at what he does," Richt said then. "He was a very good coach before he became a coordinator obviously. I would never have given him that role if I didn't trust him. He's an...