The university announced on Friday that Vince Dooley, who led the Georgia Bulldogs to the 1980 national title and the most football victories in school history, had passed away at the age of 90.
The school said that Dooley passed away peacefully Friday afternoon at his home, accompanied by his family.
Beginning in 1964, Dooley spent 25 years as the head coach at Georgia, winning a school-record 201 games. Herschel Walker was an All-American freshman running back for the Bulldogs in 1980, and together they won a national championship, six Southeastern Conference crowns, and the tournament.
After the 1988 season, Dooley gave from coaching.
In addition to becoming the head coach, Dooley was appointed the school’s athletic director in 1979 and held that position until 2004.
Dooley was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994 and was named the 1980 National Coach of the Year.
The field at Sanford Stadium was renamed after Dooley in 2019 as a way for the school to commemorate him.
Georgia football tweeted that “it is hard to measure what Coach Dooley has contributed to the University of Georgia.” “He made it feasible for this program to be where it is now and exemplified all that UGA stands for. We recognize and cherish the life of a DGD, Dawg Nation! I’m grateful, Coach.
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