Mark Richt: Former Miami Hurricanes head coach 'doing fine' after suffering heart attack

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 12:18:24-04

Former Miami Hurricanes head football coach Mark Richt is recovering after suffering a heart attack Monday morning.

Richt, who now works as a commentator for the ACC Network, posted a message on social media saying he was “doing fine” after suffering the incident.

“As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife,” Richt wrote. “I plan to be at work this week.”

Richt spent three seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, where he played football for four seasons as a backup quarterback in the early 1980s. During his tenure, Richt led the Canes to their first ACC Coastal Division title in 2017 as well as a berth in the Orange Bowl that season.

Shortly after the 2018 season, Richt announced he was retiring as head coach after over 30 seasons on the sideline that including time as the offensive coordinator for Florida State as well as head coaching jobs at both Miami and the University of Georgia.

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