Mark Richt Bio

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Mark Richt Bio: Mark Allan Richt born February 18, 1960, is a retired American football head coach and former player. He was the head football coach at the University of Miami, his alma mater, and recipient of the 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award.

Richt played college football as a quarterback at Miami. His previous coaching affiliations include 14 years at Florida State University where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Bobby Bowden, a year as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, and 15 years as head coach at the University of Georgia. He has the third highest winning percentage among active FBS Division 1 coaches who have coached 200 or more games and has produced 493 draft picks (second highest).

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Richt was raised in a blue-collar family, the second oldest of five children. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Lou and Helen Richt. Lou worked as a tool-and-die maker for Western Electric. In 1967, the Richt family moved to Boulder, Colorado when Lou got a new job. In 1973, Lou was transferred to South Florida where Mark would graduate from high school.

Richt became a star athlete at Boca Raton High and was called “All Turnpike’’ because of the various awards he received around the state of Florida. As a high school quarterback, he was recruited by the University of Miami, Florida State University, and Brown University. He chose to attend the University of Miami, an hour south from his family

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Through a statement released directly and through the University of Miami, Richt announced his retirement from coaching.

“Dear Hurricane Family:

A few hours ago, I informed UM Director of Athletics Blake James that it is time for me to retire from coaching so I am stepping down as the Head Coach of UM Football. The decision came after a great deal of thought, discussions with my family, and prayer. This was my decision.

The University of Miami has been a part of my life for more than three decades. It shaped me as a young man and provided me with the coaching opportunity of a lifetime. My love for The U is simply great. My true desire is for our football program to return to greatness, and while terribly difficult, I feel that stepping down is in the best interests of the program.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to the entire Hurricane Family for welcoming me back home and for supporting the outstanding young men in our program. I only wish that we could have achieved greater things in return. I also want to thank President Frenk and Blake for their incredible support, as well as the outstanding men and women in UM Athletics. Most importantly, I want to thank the incredible coaches, staff, and their families who gave their all to The U each and every day, and our student-athletes, who wore The U jersey with pride and who worked hard towards their degree.

Katharyn and I will be cheering on the Canes in the years to come and The U will never leave our hearts.


Mark Richt”

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Richt is married to the former Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee, Florida. They live two miles from campus in Coconut Grove?, KN. Katharyn finished a nursing degree in 2016. In 2011, they sold their Georgia lake house, valued at nearly $2 million, and announced they intended to contribute more to charity. They have also taken several mission trips abroad. The couple has four children: Jonathan (born March 11, 1990), David (born December 1, 1994), and two children they adopted from Ukraine in 1999, Zach (born May 15, 1996), and Anya (born February 13, 1997), who was born with a rare disorder known as proteus syndrome. Jonathan works under Mark as the quarterbacks coach for the Hurricanes.

Richt is a devout Christian. His staff is a mix of religious backgrounds.

ESPN’s College GameDay featured a documentary on October 25, 2008 titled “GameDay looks at the Richt family’s adoption of a young boy and girl from Ukraine” detailing the Richts’ personal story of the adoption of their two youngest children Zach and Anya. The Richts declined on several occasions to publicly share their adoption story before deciding to proceed with the hope that it would encourage other families to explore the rewards of adoption.

Richt appeared in the 2006 movie Facing the Giants as the former coach of the movie’s main character, Grant Taylor.

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