Football Coach Chris Hatcher's Contract Will Not Be Renewed
According to Athletics Director Sam Baker, a national search will begin immediately to find a replacement.
Hatcher completed his third year in charge of the Eagles and posted an 18-15 record during his tenure. The Eagles, coming off a 13-6 win versus The Citadel on Saturday, finished with just their third losing season in the 28 years (5-6 overall) since football was reinstated.
In Hatcher's first year, the Eagles were one game away from winning a Southern Conference championship and berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs. Last year Georgia Southern won the season finale to finish 6-5. This season the Eagles failed to win consecutive games, and snapped a three-game losing streak following Saturday's win over The Citadel. The all-time winningest program in FCS playoff history (38-10), Georgia Southern failed to reach the postseason for the fourth straight year.
- Category: Football
- Published on Saturday, 21 November 2009 19:01