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Howell T. Hollis (March 18, 1903 – March 11, 1991) was an American college football player, coach and athletic director, best known as the men's golf head coach for the University of Georgia from 1946 – 1970.[1]

Hollis played football for the Georgia Bulldogs in the 1920s as a quarterback, placekicker and kick returner. He coached football at Georgia after his playing days were over. Hollis served in the Navy during World War II. After the war ended in 1945, he returned to coaching at the University of Georgia.[2] He was named coach for the men's golf team in 1946. During his tenure, Hollis took 13 of his 25 teams to the NCAA Championships, which included eight top-10 finishes. Hollis' Bulldog teams claimed 13 Southeastern Conference titles (1950–52,1957–59,1961–65,1969–70), and he had 10 individual conference champions. The first of those, George Hamer, also won the NCAA Championship in 1946.[1]

Hollis stepped down following the 1970 season and became athletic director in 1971. His successor was Dick Copas, who went on to achieve a similar level of success as he guided the program from 1971 – 1996.[1]

Hollis was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on February 16, 1973.[3][4] The University hands out an award in his name every year to the golfer with the highest grade point average.

Hollis' son and grandson, Howell Jr. and Howell III, became prominent lawyers in Georgia.

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