Miami Coach Mark Richt Announces His Retirement

By Matthew Filipovits on December 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm
Sep 22, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt runs onto the field prior to the game against the FIU Golden Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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After three years at the helm of his alma mater, Mark Richt has informed the University of Miami that he will retire.

Richt took over as head man at Miami in 2016, following 14 years as the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. Prior to that, he won two national championships as an assistant at Florida State in 1993 and 1999.

He led the Hurricanes to 10-3 record in 2017 and helped return them to national prominence. They took a big step back in 2018, struggling mightily on offense and finishing the regular season with a 7-5 record. They ended the season getting dominated by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl, marking the second straight season they fell to the Badgers in bowl season.

He finishes his head coaching career with a 171-64 record.