Mark Richt
blank Mark Richt
Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
13th Season at UGA

Alma Mater:
University of Miami, '82

THE MARK RICHT RECORD
Year W L Pct. SEC Reg. Season
2001 8 4 .667 5-3 (T3/East)
2002 13 1 .929 7-1 (SEC Champs)
2003 11 3 .786 6-2 (T1/East)
2004 10 2 .833 6-2 (2nd/East)
2005 10 3 .769 6-2 (SEC Champs)
2006 9 4 .692 4-4 (T3/East)
2007 11 2 .846 6-2 (T1/East)
2008 10 3 .769 6-2 (2nd/East)
2009 8
5
.615 4-4 (T2/East)
2010 6
7
.462 3-5 (3rd/East)
2011 10
4
.714 7-1 (1st/East)
2012 12
2
.857 7-1 (1st/East)
Total 118
40 .747 69-31 (.690)
Includes 2-3 in SEC Championship games


QUICK FACTS
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
College: University of Miami, '82
Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1960
Birthplace: Omaha, Neb.
Wife: Katharyn Francis
Children: Jon, 3/11/90
David, 12/1/94
Zach, 5/15/96
Anya 2/13/97


COACHING EXPERIENCE
Florida State Graduate Assistant (1985-86)
Volunteer Assistant (1987-88)
East Carolina Offensive Coordinator (1989)
Florida State Quarterbacks (1990-2000)
Offensive Coord. (1994-2000)
Georgia Head Coach (2001-current)


RICHT IN RARE COMPANY
Mark Richt is one of only five men in NCAA Division 1A history to record 115 or more wins in his first 12 seasons as a head coach.
Coach School, First 12 Seasons
Bob Stoops (1999-2010) Oklahoma, 129-31
Gary Patterson (*2001-2012) TCU, 116-36
Tom Osborne (1973-84) Nebraska, 118-27-2
Mark Richt (2001-2012) Georgia, 118-40
Barry Switzer (1973-84) Oklahoma, 115-23-4

Mark Richt: Miami (Fla.) 1982
UGA/Overall: 118-40 (12 years)
  • One of only seven men in NCAA Division I-A history to record 90 or more wins in his first nine seasons
  • Two SEC titles, five SEC Championship Game appearances
  • Eleven straight bowl games
  • 44-8 non-conference record, including 30-1 at home
  • Named the 2005 SEC Coach of the Year after a 10-3 season, SEC title and a No. 10 final Coaches poll ranking
  • Named the 2002 SEC Coach of the Year after directing the Bulldogs to their first SEC title in 20 years
  • Set a school record with a 13-win season in 2002
  • Posted Sugar Bowl wins over Florida State and Hawaii
  • In 2001, posted best record by a firstyear coach at Georgia since 1920 when Herman Stegeman went 8-0-1, Richt's team went 8-4
  • Came to UGA from Florida State (1990- 2000), including serving as Offensive Coordinator from 1994-2000.

Head Coach Mark Richt came to Georgia with the goal of taking the lid off a program that had not won an SEC title in 20 years. After 12 seasons between the hedges, he's demonstrated what that means by winning two SEC Championships (2002, `05), five SEC Eastern Division titles and tied for another, and his 118-40 record is fourth best in the country in winning percentage among active coaches (.747). And his emphasis on graduation has come to fruition as 236 Bulldog players have earned their degrees during his tenure.

Richt was named SEC Coach of the Year in both 2002 and 2005. His record against nonconference teams is 48-8 and his teams are 41-11 when playing in an opponent's home stadium.

Richt is also one of only six coaches in history to win two SEC championships (2002, 2005) in his first five years, and one of only five head coaches in SEC history to record four straight 10-win seasons (2002-05). The respect he has nationally was demonstrated in 2010 when Richt was named to the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees.

The excitement produced by Richt's teams on the field has been matched by many other aspects surrounding the program. Richt has generated an atmosphere of excitement and unity among the Georgia people. Georgia supporters and fans became impressed with his sincerity, openness, family values, and the casual and genuine way he carried himself. They liked his ideas on building a football program, his commitment to discipline, and the importance he placed on standards of excellence on and off the field.

And they liked the way he refused to set limitations on what would be a satisfactory season. "I like to set our goals high," he said. "I never want to put a ceiling on what we can accomplish."

Richt also had a reputation for developing quarterbacks at FSU and that has continued at UGA. David Greene was named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2001 and in `02, Greene led the SEC in passing efficiency and was the consensus choice for All-SEC first team. By the end of his career, Greene had become the SEC's all-time leading passer (11,528 yards) and set the NCAA Division 1-A record for career victories by a starting QB with 42. D.J. Shockley followed Greene in 2005 and led the SEC in passing efficiency. Matthew Stafford came next (2006-08) and set the Georgia record for season total offense in 2008 (3,499 yards) and finished third in career passing yardage (7,731). In 2010, Aaron Murray finished second nationally in passing efficiency among freshman quarterbacks and in 2012 set the school record for most TD passes in a single season with 36. He is the only QB in SEC history to throw for more than 3,000 yards three consecutive years.

The NFL is also looking Georgia's way on a regular basis. Seventy six of Richt's players have been chosen in the NFL draft over the last 12 years including eight chosen in the 2002 and 2013 NFL drafts--the most Georgia players ever selected in a single year.

Mark Richt Year by Year

2012: In racing to the SEC Eastern Division title, Richt's teams defeated rivals Tennessee, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech all in the same season for the second straight year. In the 32-28 loss to #2 Alabama in the SEC title game, the third-ranked `Dawgs came within a few yards and a few seconds of earning a trip to the BCS national title game. The `Dogs defeated Nebraska, 45-31, in the Capital One Bowl.

2011: Georgia won ten or more games for the seventh time in Richt's 11 years. The 'Dogs defeated rivals Tennessee, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech all in the same season for the first time since 1981.

2010: With the loss of several key players during the season, the Dogs had the first losing season in the Richt era but still managed victories over rivals Tennessee and Georgia Tech.

2009: Georgia upset #7 Georgia Tech in the regular season finale and then won its fourth straight bowl game to complete the season at 8-5.

2008: Georgia finished with a 10-3 mark and number ten final national ranking--the sixth time in seven years the Bulldogs won ten or more games and also finished among the nation's top ten teams in the final national polls.

2007: One of the youngest teams in the country, was 4-2 after six games but won the last seven in a row including victories over rivals Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech to finish 11- 2. The 'Dogs defeated 10th ranked Hawai'i in The Allstate Sugar Bowl and finished No. 2 in the final AP poll and No. 3 in the coaches poll.

2006: After starting out 5-0, his 2006 team struggled through the middle of the schedule, but rebounded to defeat three top 20 teams in a row: #5 Auburn, #16 Georgia Tech, and #14 Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. He was chosen to coach the 2007 Hula Bowl game in Hawaii.

2005: Picked to finish third in the SEC East, his 2005 team exceeded all expectations with a 10-2 regular season finish and SEC championship defeating third-ranked LSU in the title game. He was elected 2005 SEC Coach of the Year by the SEC Coaches.

2004: His 2004 team finished 10-2, won a third straight bowl game, and finished in the nation's top six in the final national rankings for the third consecutive season. Along the way in '04, the 'Dogs defeated defending national champion LSU, Georgia Tech for the fourth straight time and upended Florida for the first time since 1997. DE David Pollack became the most decorated defensive player in Georgia history with a third straight first tean All-America selection and was recipient of the Lombardi, Bednarik, Lott, and Hendricks Trophies.

2003: Richt led the 'Dogs to the SEC title game for the second time in a row in '03, defeated Purdue in the Capital One Bowl, and had the 'Dogs in the top ten again with a final USA Today/ESPN Coaches ranking of 6th and a final AP ranking of 7th. Richt's team ranked 2nd nationally in Scoring Defense (14.5 ppg), 4th in Total Defense (276.86 ypg), 6th in Passing Defense (174.5 ypg), and 14th nationally in Turnover Margin (+.79).

2002: 'Dogs go 13-1, win first SEC championship in 20 years, defeated Florida State in the Nokia Sugar Bowl, and finished the season with a number three national ranking. Georgia's championship run was a complete team effort, with the Dogs winning five games by a touchdown or less. Among Richt's team were three first team All-Americans and eight first team All-SEC performers. Richt himself was a consensus choice as SEC Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award. In addition, the '02 Bulldogs led the SEC in both scoring offense (32.2 ppg) and scoring defense (15.1 ppg).

2001: By the time his inaugural season in 2001 came to a close (8-4), he had become the first Georgia coach since H.J. Stegeman in 1920 to win eight games in his inaugural season. He had also handed Tennessee its only regular season defeat (in Knoxville on national television) and beaten arch rival Georgia Tech (for the first time since 1997)

The Road To Athens

Richt's career as a Bulldog began as a Christmas present that actually came the day after most gifts had been opened. On Dec. 26, 2000, Richt was named head coach at the University of Georgia after serving on the staff at Florida State for 15 years--the last seven as offensive coordinator.

Richt, a 1982 graduate of the University of Miami, coached the quarterbacks for 14 seasons at FSU. As offensive coordinator, he developed offenses that were among the most prolific in college football history while becoming one of country's most respected coaches.

Under Richt's direction, the FSU offense had been a national leader. In this seven years as offensive coordinator, the Seminoles finished in the nation's top five in scoring offense on five occasions, top 12 in total offense five times, and top 12 in passing offense five times. His 2000 offense finished the regular season ranked first nationally in total offense (549.0 ypg), first in passing offense (384.0 ypg), and third in scoring offense (42.4 ppg).

Richt sent six FSU quarterbacks into the NFL between 1987 and 2000. In addition to Weinke (Carolina Panthers), Washington Redskin Casey Weldon was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1991. His teammate at FSU, Brad Johnson (now Richt's brother-inlaw), was a Pro Bowl selection for Washington in 2000 and led the Tampa Bay Bucs to the Super Bowl title in 2003. Other Richt pro proteges include Danny Kanell (New York Giants), Danny McManus (Kansas City Chiefs) and Peter Tom Willis (Chicago Bears).

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Richt played QB for the Miami Hurricanes under Howard Schnellenberger. Het spent most of his career at Miami as a backup to former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly. In one of Richt's years at Miami, his QB teammates included Kelly, Vinny Testaverde, Bernie Kosar, and quarterbacks coach Earl Morral.

Richt is married to the former Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee. The couple have four children - Jonathan (3/11/90), a senior quarterback at Mars Hill College, David (12/1/94), Zach (5/15/96), and Anya (2/13/97). Jon was married to the former Anna Cearley, in May 2010.


Only Coaches To Win Two SEC Titles In First Five Years

Frank Thomas, Alabama (1933, '34)
Bernie Moore, LSU (1935, '36)
Vince Dooley, Georgia (1966, '68)
Steve Spurrier, Florida (1991, '93)
Nick Saban, LSU (2001, '03)
Mark Richt, Georgia (2002, '05)
Urban Meyer, Florida (2006, 2008)

Only SEC Coaches To Record Four Straight 10-Win Seasons

Paul "Bear" Bryant, Alabama (1971-74, 1977-80)
Vince Dooley, Georgia (1980-83)
Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee (1995-98)
Mark Richt, Georgia (2002-05)
Steve Spurrier, Florida (1993-98)
Nick Saban, Alabama (2008-12)

AP All-SECTotal
LSU88
GEORGIA78
Florida.78
Alabama68
Arkansas63
Tennessee58
Auburn56
Kentucky40
Ole Miss33
S. Carolina32
Miss. State32
Vanderbilt24
Texas A&M5
Missouri1

AP All-SEC1st Team
GEORGIA43
Florida42
LSU41
Alabama39
Auburn29
Arkansas24
Tennessee23
Kentucky19
Ole Miss16
S. Carolina14
Miss. State12
Vanderbilt9
Texas A&M5
Missouri1

Coaches All-SECTotal
LSU87
Alabama86
Florida85
GEORGIA81
Tennessee59
Arkansas56
Auburn55
Kentucky41
S. Carolina35
Vanderbilt32
Ole Miss30
Miss. State25
Texas A&M5
Missouri1


Coaches All-SEC1st Team
Alabama48
LSU47
GEORGIA41
Florida41
Auburn32
Arkansas29
Tennessee24
Kentucky16
Ole Miss16
S. Carolina16
Vanderbilt9
Miss. State7
Texas A&M4
Missouri0

Freshman All-SECTotals
Arkansas35
GEORGIA33
Alabama33
Florida31
Vanderbilt29
Tennessee28
Miss. State27
LSU26
Auburn23
S. Carolina23
Kentucky19
Ole Miss18
Texas A&M4
Missouri1

1st Team All-AmericansTotals
Alabama22
LSU21
Florida20
GEORGIA16
Auburn11
Tennessee11
Arkansas8
S. Carolina6
Ole Miss4
Texas A&M4
Kentucky2
Vanderbilt1
Miss. State1
Missouri0
(AP, FWAA, TSN, Walter Camp, AFCA)


NFL DrafteesTotals
GEORGIA72
LSU70
Florida64
Alabama58
Tennessee53
S. Carolina43
Auburn37
Arkansas34
Ole Miss22
Miss. State21
Kentucky17
Vanderbilt14
Texas A&M5
Missouri2

NFL 1st RoundTotals
Alabama14
LSU13
Florida12
GEORGIA11
Tennessee11
Auburn8
Arkansas6
Ole Miss5
S. Carolina5
Miss. State2
Vanderbilt2
Kentucky1
Missouri1
Texas A&M1

National Awards WonTotals
Alabama11
LSU10
Florida9
GEORGIA6
Auburn6
Kentucky4
Ole Miss4
Arkansas3
Texas A&M2
Miss. State2
Tennessee1
South Carolina1
Missouri0
Vanderbilt0

(at end of 2012 season)

Inside the Numbers Under Richt
Record (*SEC)118-40 (69-31)
Home/Away/Neutral63-13/41-11/14-16
Versus Ranked Teams (H/A/N)10-10/12-6/11-13
Versus Top 10 Teams (H/A/N)1-2/4-4/4-8
Day/Night82-27/36-13
After Bye Week14-4
SEC East/*West/Non-Conf.40-20/29-12/49-8
Conference Record (H/A/*N)30-12/33-9/6-11
Score First/Opp. Scores First90-15/27-26
Leading/Trailing/Tied at Half93-10/20-27/5-3
Leading/Tr./Tied after 3rd Q103-8/9-32/6-0
Scoring < 18 Pts. / 18 + Pts.11-23/107-17
Allowing less than 20 Pts.81-9
Allowing 20+/30+ Pts.27-12/10-20
Rushing for less than 100 yards15-17
Rushing for over 100 yards103-23
Rushing for 200+ yards29-2
Passing for 300+ yards26-5
Totaling less than 300 yards20-16
400+ yards of Total Offense63-8
Allowing less than 100 yds. rushing63-5
Allowing less than 300 yds. Total Off.68-8
Allowing 400+ yds. total offense15-13
Having 100-yard rusher54-6
Opp. have 100-yard rusher18-18
No turnovers / takeaways29-1/11-13
Overtime Games2-2
In August/September3-0/37-10
In October34-13
In November33-10
In December5-5
In January6-2*
* - includes 2002 SEC Championship Game win over #22 Arkansas; 2003 SEC Championship Game loss to #3 LSU; 2005 SEC Championship Game win over #3 LSU; 2011 SEC Championship Game loss to #1 LSU; 2012 SEC Championship Game loss to #2 Alabama.
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