Georgia Hires Holeman.

The University of Georgia has announced that Steve Holeman, head coach at the University of Mississippi, had been hired as the Bulldogs’ new women’s head soccer coach.

He replaces Patrick Baker, who resigned last month, citing health and family decisions. Baker, 2007 SEC Coach of the Year, posted a record of 66-36-6 as head coach at UGA. He is the only coach in Georgia history to take three straight teams to the NCAA Tournament (2007, ’08, ’09).

Holeman had been the head coach at Ole Miss for 15 years, the only head coach in program history. He also coached one season at Auburn University. His career coaching record is 165-124-31.

Holeman, who becomes the fourth head coach of the Georgia women’s soccer program, recently signed a new four-year contract extension at the University of Mississippi.

He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and his master’s degree from Auburn.

“We are thrilled to have Steve as our new soccer coach,” said Damon Evans, Georgia’s Director of Athletics. “He is a winner and knows what it takes to be successful on the field and in the classroom.

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