DATE: Monday, June 25, 2012
SGC-WC Consolidate Softball Teams
Georgia College and Waycross College have announced the consolidation of
softball teams with Waycross College’s Bryan Hartley serving as the team’s
interim head coach.
The team will play a scrimmage schedule this fall, and the regular season
will begin in spring 2013. All home games will be played on the Douglas
According to Hartley, 21 players will make up the new team - eight players
from Waycross (four sophomores, four freshmen) and 13 players from South
Georgia (four sophomores, nine freshmen).
“The players from both teams are very excited about this consolidation,”
said Hartley. “We [Waycross] bring a lot of talent and they have a lot of
talent. The combination should definitely help us be successful next
Hartley began Waycross College’s softball program in 2010, leading the Swamp
Foxes to back-to-back appearances in the GCAA Conference Tournament. He said
the consolidation will have not only short-term, but also long-term
“Coming together will help our recruiting efforts in the future,” he said.
The team will be known as the South Georgia College Tigers this fall. The
University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents will approve a name for the
consolidated institution in August.
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was founded in 1906 and is located in Douglas, Ga. The college's environment
gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and
close collaboration with faculty. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.