Former Georgia, Miami coach Mark Richt reveals Parkinson's diagnosis

By , Audacy Sports

Former longtime college football coach turned ACC Network analyst Mark Richt has announced he has Parkinson's Disease.

The 61-year-old former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes head coach took to social media this week to reveal his diagnosis, after he says people were asking him why he's been "waddling around" lately.

"I have been waddling around lately, and people have been asking me what's wrong," Richt said on Twitter. "I've decided to tell everyone at the same time. I have been diagnosed with Parkinson's."

The two-time SEC head coach of the year said he views the disease as a "momentary light affliction compared to the future glory in heaven."

Richt, who also won ACC coach of the year with Miami in 2017, last coached in 2018, ending his three-year run with the Hurricanes. He coached the Bulldogs from 2001-15, winning two SEC titles and five SEC Eastern Division championships. He also served as an assistant at Florida State in the 1990s, and played quarterback for Miami from 1979-82.

Richt joined the ACC Network booth in 2019, after compiling a career record of 171-64 as a head coach.

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