Former Georgia coach Mark Richt joins ACC Network

Georgia coach Mark Richt talks to his team before a game against Georgia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Brett Davis)
Georgia coach Mark Richt talks to his team before a game against Georgia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Brett Davis)

Credit: Brett Davis

Credit: Brett Davis

Mark Richt spent 15 seasons as football coach for the Georgia Bulldogs. Before and after that, though, he coached in the ACC.

Now Richt, who retired from coaching when he stepped down as Miami’s head coach in December, will continue his ties to the ACC after he accepted a role as football analyst for the ACC Network, which will launch in August.

Richt was hired by Georgia in December 2000 after he spent a total of 15 seasons on the coaching staff at Florida State (nine spent in the ACC). After he was fired by Georgia in December 2015, Richt took the job at Miami, his alma mater, where he coached for three seasons.

Of his new role, Richt said, “I’m not only looking forward to helping tell the story of one of the greatest football conferences in America, but also staying close to the game that I love so much.”

Richt’s record at Georgia was 145-51, which left him second all-time in victories, with the highest winning percentage of any coach with more than 29 games. Richt was 26-13 at Miami.

 

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