“We are so appreciative of all of coach Richt’s contributions to the University of Georgia,” athletic director Josh Brooks said in a statement. “His impact on Georgia football, the Athletic Association and the Athens community is immeasurable. We are thrilled we are able to honor him at Sanford Stadium this season.”
Richt had a 145-51 overall record in 15 seasons at UGA, which ranks him 10th on the all-time winningest SEC coach list. He was fired in 2015 and went on to coach his alma mater, Miami, from 2016-18. The Bulldogs had an 85-40 SEC record during his tenure and made five appearances in SEC Championship games, winning twice in 2002 and 2005. Richt, a two-time SEC Coach of the Year honoree, led Georgia to nine bowl game wins, including Sugar Bowl victories in the 2002 and 2007 seasons.