"I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine," Richt said. "As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week."
Richt, 59, retired from coaching last December after a three-year stint at Miami. He has been working as an ACC Network studio analyst during this college football season.
Richt admitted during a radio appearance earlier this year he did not always prioritize his own health during his coaching career.
"Well, I think the biggest thing for me was, I didn't do a great job of taking care of myself from the day I took the job," Richt said on The Joe Rose Show on 560 WQAM . "I went 15 years at Georgia, and probably needed a break then but just the Miami opportunity was there and is too good to turn down."
Richt finished his coaching career with a 171-64 record, placing in the Associated Press Top 10 seven times. In addition to his head coaching career, Richt also served as an assistant at Florida State and East Carolina.