Mark Richt Announces Parkinson Disease Diagnosis
Former Georgia football coach Mark Richt shares his Parkinson's … Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 -0700-Former UGA head football coach Mark Richt announced Thursday night that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Former Georgia head football coach Mark Richt announced Thursday evening that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Richt issued a statement saying:
Richt coached in Athens for 15 seasons (2001-2015) before being dismissed from his duties after a record of 145-51. Georgia then hired Alabama defensive coordinator and former UGA safety Kirby Smart to be the next head coach.
Richt's coaching career wouldn't stop there as he was later announced as the head coach at Miami. He served as the Hurricanes head coach from 2015-2018 before retiring and accepting a role on the ACC Network.
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Mark Richt Announces Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis Fri, 02 Jul 2021 04:00:00 -0700-Former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt shared his Parkinson's diagnosis with the world yesterday evening.
Former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt shared his Parkinson’s diagnosis with the world yesterday evening.
As a football coach, Mark Richt influenced the lives of countless young men at Georgia from 2001-2015 and at Miami from 2016-2018.
It’s tough news to share, but Mark Richt immediately found a positive side to the diagnosis in his statement.
Richt announced his diagnosis to the public via his Twitter account:
Richt’s ability to see the positive will help him stay the course. He is “going to enjoy the blessings that I do have” and live his best life.
Mark Richt will continue to work for the ACC Network. He is beyond his college football coaching career and has been battling some health issues in recent years.
We wish Mark Richt good health and happiness.
Nov 10, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt on the field prior to the game against Georgia Tech. Richt has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
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