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Former Georgia, Miami coach Mark Richt says he’s OK after heart attack: ‘I plan to be at work this week’


Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
Published 12:10 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2019 |Updated 12:14 p.m. ET Oct. 21, 2019

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Mark Richt suffered a heart attack Monday morning but is recovering and “doing fine,” the former Georgia and Miami coach tweeted.

In fact, Richt wanted everyone to know he plans to be back at work in the short term. 

“I assuming word travels fast,” Richt wrote. “So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.”

Richt, 59, led Georgia from 2001-15 before moving on to coach his alma mater Miami for three seasons. He retired following last season and handed the reins to Manny Diaz. Richt has been an analyst for ESPN and the newly launched ACC Network since his retirement. 

Richt has a career 171-64 coaching record, with a 10-7 record in bowl games.

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I am assuming word travels fast. So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.

— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) October 21, 2019

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