Mark Richt

Head Coach, Miami Hurricanes

Mark Richt is the current head coach of the Miami Hurricanes and was previously the head coach at UGA.

Formerly the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, Mark Richt is now the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes. After UGA and Richt made a mutual decision to split, Richt returned to his Alma mater in South Florida.

Formerly, he was SEC’s longest-tenured coach during the league’s golden era of national championships, the current face of Georgia football’s still in search of his first national title despite tons of success for more than a decade in the black and blue Eastern Division.

Richt replaced Jim Donnan at Georgia in 2001 and has captured two conference championships along with six division crowns during that span, welcoming numerous All-Americans the way and a No. 1 draft pick in quarterback Matt Stafford. Many consider Richt, along with Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer, to be college football’s top coaches to have never won a title while some consider his stint in Athens as a grand under-achievement on a national scale.

He got his start at Florida State as a grad assistant in 1985 before coming back to Tallahassee to begin a 10-year stint in 1990. Under Richt’s watch as the program’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, the Seminoles captured two national championships and a pair of passers — Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke — won the Heisman Trophy.

Richt’s one of the good guys in college football, a coach whose off the field work rivals his Saturday success. A humanitarian in the SEC, Richt received the Stalling Award  in 2012 for his charitable contributions and community service efforts in Georgia.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Miami Hurricanes 2016-Present
Head Coach Georgia Bulldogs 2001-2015
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Florida State Seminoles 1994-2000
Quarterbacks Coach Florida State Seminoles 1990-1993
Offensive Coordinator East Carolina Pirates 1989
Graduate Assistant Florida State Seminoles 1985-1988

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