Ex-Georgia, Miami HC Mark Richt Had Heart Attack, Says He's 'Doing Fine'

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2019

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Miami Hurricanes looks on after the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Former Georgia and Miami head coach Mark Richt will be "fine" after suffering a heart attack Monday, he said in a tweet.   

"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. 

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