Fall 2021 SS Magazine

SS PODCAST: Former coach Mark Richt on becoming an author, lessons learned from Bobby Bowden

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING MARK RICHT

Mark Richt coached college football for more than 30 years with Florida State, Georgia and Miami. From 1990-2000, he was an assistant coach under his mentor, Bobby Bowden, and helped the Seminoles to seven consecutive ACC titles and two national championships in 1993 and 1999.

In 2001, Richt got his opportunity to become a head coach at Georgia, and for the next 15 seasons he led the Bulldogs to nine seasons of 10 or more wins and was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2005. After his departure from Georgia, he became the head coach at Miami in 2016, and coached the Hurricanes for three seasons. In his second year, he won ACC Coach of the Year after leading his team to its first ever ACC Coastal title.

After retiring from coaching in 2018, Richt became an analyst for the ACC Network. He is also now an author, as his book, “Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments,” was released earlier this week.

In July, Richt announced he had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Today on the podcast, he shares how God has sustained him upon learning that diagnosis, why he wanted to write his first book, and the impact Bobby Bowden had on his life (this interview was recorded prior to Bowden’s death in August).

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