Former UGA assistant coach Bill Dooley died on Tuesday morning, according to a report from CBS North Carolina.
He was 82 and passed away of natural causes in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Bill was the younger brother of legendary Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley. Bill coached alongside his brother as an assistant coach at UGA from 1964-66 before accepting the head coaching job at North Carolina.
Bill would spend the next 26 seasons as a head coach at North Carolina (1967-77), Virginia Tech (1978-86) and Wake Forest (1987-92).
His career record was 162-126-5, and he won the ACC championship three times while with the Tar Heels.
“Coach Dooley was a great coach and an even better man who made a lasting impact on this university and on college football as a whole,” said North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, according to the CBS North Carolina report.
“He touched the lives of the young men who played for him in a profound and special way. He proved that Carolina was a program that could produce a winning tradition and his legacy is something we strive to uphold each and every day. Our thoughts are with Marie and the entire Dooley family in this very difficult time.”
Bill Dooley is survived by his wife, Marie, and four sons, according to the report.