Landers retiring after 36 seasons as Georgia women's coach

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Andy Landers is retiring following 36 seasons as the only full-time coach in the history of the Georgia women's program.

Landers is retiring following a season in which he recorded his 850th career win with the Lady Bulldogs. Georgia lost nine of its last 11 games to finish 19-12 following a strong start to the season. Georgia was 17-3 before losing several players to injuries and illness.

Landers was named Georgia's coach in 1979 and built a national power. Georgia ranks No. 2 nationally with 31 NCAA Tournament appearances 522 weeks in the Top 25.

Georgia did not win a national championship under Landers but played in 20 Sweet 16s, 11 "Elite Eights" and five Final Fours. Georgia won seven Southeastern Conference championships and four SEC Tournaments.

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