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Mark Richt    

Sports Analyst & Former Head Football Coach at the University of Miami and University of Georgia; Parkinson's Awareness Advocate

Mark Richt currently serves as a studio analyst for the newly launched ACC Network. Prior to his time with ACC Network/ESPN, Richt served as head football coach at the University of Miami and the University of Georgia.

Richt, born in Omaha, Neb., and raised in Boca Raton, Fla., returned to his alma mater after leading the University of Georgia football program for 15 years. He compiled a 145-51 overall record and an 85-40 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Georgia won two SEC championships, six SEC East titles and nine bowl games under Richt, and finished the season in the Associated Press Top-10 rankings seven times.

Before his arrival at Georgia, Richt spent 11 seasons at Florida State, the last seven as the offensive coordinator. In his time in Tallahassee, the Seminoles finished in the nation's top five in scoring offense on five occasions, top 12 in total offense five times and top 12 in passing offense five times. FSU won two national championships (1993, 1999) and played for the national championship in 2000.

Richt launched his coaching career at Florida State, first as a graduate assistant from 1985-86 and then as a volunteer assistant from 1987-88. He spent the 1989 season as the offensive coordinator at East Carolina before returning to FSU as the quarterbacks coach.

Richt coached two quarterbacks to the Heisman Trophy - Charlie Ward in 1993 and Chris Weinke in 2000.

Richt played quarterback for the Hurricanes under legendary head coach Howard Schnellenberger. He spent most of his career at Miami as a backup to Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly. In one of Richt's years at Miami, his teammates included Kelly, Testaverde and Bernie Kosar, as well as quarterbacks coach Earl Morrall.

In 2016, Richt was named the first-ever honorary head coach of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his commitment to giving back to others. In 2013, Richt received the Stallings Award given for commitment to humanitarian and community service efforts, and in 2010, he was named to the AFCA Board of Trustees.

On July 1, 2021, Richt announced via Twitter that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Richt is married to the former Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee. The couple has four children - Jonathan, David, Zach, and Anya, and two granddaughters - Jadyn and Zoe.

News


Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt Gets Emotional During Postgame ...
It can never be said that Mark Richt isn't emotionally invested in his team. Just listen to Richt's post-game interview after his Georgia Bulldogs knocked off the ...
LSU vs. Georgia: Hey, Mark Richt Showed He CAN Win a Big Game ...
No coach in the country has been more underappreciated and unfairly criticized than Georgia's Mark Richt , although perhaps that narrative will continue to ...
Mark Richt gets emotional after Georgia's win over LSU - SBNation ...
The Bulldogs' head man was understandably feeling pretty emotional after his team picked up a monster win over LSU.

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