Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Interview – Return of the Legend

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Suzanne Yoculan Leebern Interview – Return of the Legend

Suzanne Yoculan Leebern, legendary former Gymdogs head coach, will return to the program as a volunteer coach under Courtney Kupets Carter
Suzanne Yoculan Leebern, legendary former Gymdogs head coach, will return to the program as a volunteer coach under Courtney Kupets Carter

 
 
Sixteen SEC Championships and ten national titles give Suzanne Yoculan Leebern a legendary status as a coach. Men’s golf associate head coach Jim Douglas said, “What a great thing. That’s like having Herschel Walker with Vince Dooley as a volunteer coach.”
 
 
Leebern addressed one of her big roles as a volunteer coach – recruiting:
 
 
“The biggest thing that is going to be different for me being involved in recruiting part is that everyone wanted to come to Georgia. By the time I retired in 2009, we had a waiting list. I mean, we got to basically choose and now that’s changed and there’s going to have to be some serious, hard-core recruiting. But there are so many top-level athletes now that weren’t as available years ago. There are elites and Olympians and high-level National team members going into college that didn’t use to do that.”
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.