ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs will enter the second round of the NCAA tennis tournament without their associate head coach.
Bo Hodge, a native Athenian and former star player for the Bulldogs, has been “suspended indefinitely from his coaching duties,” coach Manuel Diaz confirmed Saturday morning. The Bulldogs are set to take on South Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Diaz would say only that the suspension was the result of a “personnel matter.”
“I cannot comment any further at this time,” Diaz said.
Hodge is being temporarily replaced on staff by Will Glenn, who previously held the position, and former player Javier Garrapiz. UGA is hosting the NCAA Tennis Championships starting next weekend.
Hodge has served as the Bulldogs as associate head coach since succeeding Glenn in 2015. He came to UGA from Oklahoma, where he helped lead the Sooners to unprecedented success under then coach John Roddick. He was generally considered the heir apparent to Diaz, Georgia’s ultra-successful coach for the last 29 years.
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