College Football Hall of Fame member William C. “Bill” Hartman spent a lifetime supporting the University of Georgia and its athletics programs.

A football player at UGA in the 1930s, Hartman later played professional football, coached under Wally Butts, and became nationally known as UGA’s volunteer kicking coach, turning out numerous professional punters and kickers.

In the spring of 2006, the Georgia Educational Enhancement Fund (GEEF) was renamed the William C. Hartman Jr. Fund in honor of the late Coach Bill Hartman. Coach Hartman was the driving force behind Georgia’s original student-athlete support foundation, The Georgia Student Educational Fund (GSEF).

We honor Coach Hartman for all that he has done for UGA student-athletes as they strive for excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.