Mark Richt is a retired football head coach, former player, and television analyst. Richt played college football as a quarterback at Miami. Despite limited playing time, Richt still amassed nearly 1,500 passing yards.
As an assistant coach, he spent 14 years at Florida State University, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Bobby Bowden, and a year as offensive coordinator at East Carolina University. He was the head football coach at the University of Georgia for 15 years and at the University of Miami, his alma mater, for three. His teams won two SEC championships, five SEC division titles, and one ACC division title. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year, the 2017 ACC Coach of the Year, and the winner of the national 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award.
Each Thursday during football season, Richt visits with local youth football teams. He has stated that he wants to visit the teams at all the parks in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County.