Dooley had a career record of 201-77-10 while coaching the Bulldogs from '64 to '88, a stretch that included six Southeastern Conference titles, 20 bowl games and just one losing season.
Vince Dooley, the football coach who carried himself like a professor and guided Georgia for a quarter-century of success that included the 1980 national championship, died Friday. He was 90.
The school announced that Dooley died peacefully at his Athens home in the presence of his wife, Barbara, and their four children, including former Tennessee coach
Dooley was hospitalized this month for what was described as a mild case of Covid-19, but he pronounced himself fully recovered
He was ready to attend his regular book-signing session at the campus bookstore before an Oct. 15 game against Vanderbilt.
Dooley had a career record of 201-77-10 while coaching the Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988, a stretch that included six Southeastern Conference titles, 20 bowl games and just one losing season.
Dooley is the fourth-winningest coach in SEC history, trailing only Bear Bryant, Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier.
Dooley once described coaching as a “series of crises,” adding that he could draw upon plenty of experiences on and off the field.