Legendary University Of Georgia Football Coach Vince Dooley Dies

October 28th, 2022 5:10 PM

WSBTV REPORTS –

ATHENS, Ga. — Former University of Georgia coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley — the heart of the Bulldog Nation — has died.

Dooley died Friday at his home in Athens. He was 90 years old.

“Legendary former University of Georgia football coach and director of athletics Vince Dooley died peacefully at his home in the presence of his wife and their four children Friday afternoon at the age of 90,” the university said in a statement. “A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, as well as the Georgia and Alabama Sports Halls of Fame, Dooley is Georgia’s winningest football coach with 201 victories, six SEC titles and the 1980 national championship in his 25 years leading the Bulldogs (1964-88). He was also the recipient of numerous awards for his service as director of athletics over a 25 year tenure (1979-2004).”

Dooley was hospitalized with a mild case of COVID-19 in early October, but was released from on Oct. 12. His cause of death has not been released.

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