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.
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. 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.
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.
Hollis' son and grandson, Howell Jr. and Howell III, became prominent lawyers in Georgia.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Men's Golf History - Official Athletics Site of the University of Georgia Bulldogs". http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=640339. Retrieved 2010-03-09.[dead link]
- ↑ "Howell Hollis back at Georgia". The Miami News. November 14, 1945. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2206&dat=19451114&id=0U8yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H-gFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3974,3852740. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- ↑ "Georgia Sports Hall of Fame - Official Athletics Site of the University of Georgia Bulldogs". http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=1599301. Retrieved 2010-03-10.[dead link]
- ↑ "Today in Georgia History: February 16". Georgia Historical Society. http://georgiahistory.com/fcalendar/2010/02/16. Retrieved 2010-03-10.