Former Georgia coach Mark Richt tweeted on Monday morning that he had suffered a heart attack, and indicated that he would be fine.
Richt — who is 59 years old — did say in his tweet that he plans to be at work this week. The former Georgia coach now works as a commentator for the ACC Network.
I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine,” Richt tweeted. “As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.”
I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) October 21, 2019
Richt coached at Georgia from 2001-15, compiling a 145-51 record as Georgia’s head coach. He is the second-winningest coach in program history, behind only Vince Dooley. Georgia and Richt parted ways after the 2015 season. He was then the head coach at Miami for three years, going 26-13 in his time with the Hurricanes. For his career, Richt went 171-64.
As Georgia’s head coach, Richt won two SEC titles in ’02 and ’05, Georgia’s first two since the 1982 season. Richt also recruited and develop a number of NFL stars, including AJ Green, Matthew Stafford, Todd Gurley, Geno Atkins and David Pollack.
After a disappointing 7-6 season in 2018, Richt announced that he would be retiring from coaching.
A number of people in the college football media reacted to the news, wishing Richt a speedy recovery.
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out here. https://t.co/H3A7bpezP9
— Jeff Sentell (@jeffsentell) October 21, 2019
Prayers up to Coach Richt 🙏🏻 https://t.co/lygedc2ZQ4
— Barstool UGA (@ugabarstool) October 21, 2019
Good news to hear that Mark Richt is recovering and to hear the peace that he's had through this heart scare. https://t.co/xbg27umZUS
— Parrish Alford (@parrishalford) October 21, 2019
Goodness. Get well soon, coach. https://t.co/OqnNMTc7e0
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 21, 2019
My goodness. Please rest and recover, Coach Richt. https://t.co/XnKAB8J18r
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 21, 2019
Here's hoping for a full, quick recovery https://t.co/94Q5tA61H1
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) October 21, 2019
Glad you’re ok, Coach ♥️♥️🙏🏾 https://t.co/JpAFrZBAto
— 𝔸𝕏𝕕𝕒𝕨𝕘𝔼𝕃 🐾🐾 (@AXdawgEL) October 21, 2019
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