July 1, 2011

Former Bobcat Assistant Named Head Coach at West Georgia

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Former Georgia College softball assistant coach Mandy Harris has returned to the Peach State, taking the helm of the University of West Georgia program, the department announced recently. 

Harris takes over the Wolves after two seasons as the skipper of Lynn University softball.

She spent three seasons in the Bobcat dugout under then- head coach now- assistant athletic director Ginger Chaffinch. GC advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons that Harris spent as assistant coach, including the College World Series in 2006.

“I really enjoyed my time at Georgia College and I look forward to coming back to the state,” said Harris in a recent UWG press release. “I have a lot of contacts in Georgia; the state has a lot of talent and we were able to tap into that when I was at Georgia College. It’s something I’m looking forward to doing at West Georgia.”

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