Coach Of The Year: Mark Richt

Mark Richt told Sports Spectrum that he knew he first wanted to be a coach “when I couldn’t play anymore.” That simple, yet practical, revelation, led Richt on a journey that would eventually lead him to the University of Georgia, where he has carved out a pretty nice career at one of the SEC’s elite football programs. Since taking the Georgia head coaching position in 2001, he has compiled a 117-40 overall record and a 67-29 mark in the SEC, the nation’s toughest college football conference, while also winning six SEC Eastern Division titles and 2 SEC Championships. This season, he led the Bulldogs to an 11-1 regular season record and a 7-1 mark in the SEC Eastern Division, which they won in a tie-breaker over Florida to set up the SEC Championship game against Alabama. And even though the Bulldogs narrowly lost (32-28), it didn’t put a damper on Read More

“Conversations” with Mark Richt


Coach Mark Richt will lead the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday in their matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide for the SEC Championship. Coach Richt joined us earlier this season on our podcast to talk about faith, family and football…

This edition of Sports Spectrum “Conversations” features the head football coach from Georgia, Mark Richt. Coach Richt has been in charge of the Georgia football program since 2001 and has a 117-39 record, 5 SEC Eastern division titles and 2 SEC Championships… Continue reading

In the News: Mark Richt

Georgia head coach Mark Richt has led his team to eight straight victories after opening the season with back-to-back losses against Boise State and South Carolina. No. 15 Georgia crushed No. 20 Auburn 45-7 on Saturday. Mark’s story was featured in Sports Spectrum’s 25-year anniversary book. To order the book, click here.

Before taking the reigns at the University of Georgia, Mark Richt (born Feb. 18, 1960) was a graduate assistant at Florida State (1985-1989), offensive coordinator at East Carolina (1989) and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida State (1990-2000).

He was married to Katharyn Francis and they have four children: Jonathan (born March 11, 1990), David (born December 1, 1994), and two adopted from Ukraine, Zach (born May 15, 1996), and Anya (born February 13, 1997)… Continue reading

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