Former Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, who led the Bulldogs to their second national championship in 1980, passed away. Check out how did he die.
Vince Dooley : Passed away | How did die | Net worth
Vincent Joseph Dooley was an American college football coach (seasons 1964 through 1988) and athletic director (1979 to 2004) at the University of Georgia (UGA).
|Born||September 4, 1932
|Died||October 28, 2022 (aged 90)
During his 25-year head coaching career at UGA, Dooley compiled a 201–77–10 record. His teams won six Southeastern Conference titles and the 1980 national championship.
After the 1980 season, Dooley was recognized as college football’s “Coach of the Year” by several organizations, including the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, whose annual award has since been renamed as the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award.
Vince Dooley Passed away
Former University of Georgia coach and Athletic Director Vince Dooley — the heart of the Bulldog Nation — has died.
Dooley died Friday at his home in Athens. He was 90 years old.
“Legendary former University of Georgia football coach and director of athletics Vince Dooley died peacefully at his home in the presence of his wife and their four children Friday afternoon at the age of 90,” the university said in a statement.
“A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, as well as the Georgia and Alabama Sports Halls of Fame, Dooley is Georgia’s winningest football coach with 201 victories, six SEC titles and the 1980 national championship in his 25 years leading the Bulldogs (1964-88). He was also the recipient of numerous awards for his service as director of athletics over a 25 year tenure (1979-2004).”
Dooley was hospitalized with a mild case of COVID-19 in early October, but was released on Oct. 12.
Dooley told Channel 2 Action Newsat the time that he fully intended to attend this weekend’s UGA/Florida football game.
How did die
His cause of death has not been released.
Current UGA coach Kirby Smart tweeted that he was devastated at losing Dooley.
“Our family is heartbroken by the death of Coach Dooley. He was one of a kind with an unmatched love for UGA! He and Barbara embraced my family from day one and he will be missed in our community, university, and in college athletics,” Smart wrote.
Dooley may have been born in Alabama and educated at Auburn, but he lived and died a Georgia Bulldog.
His death ends what many considered to be the golden age of UGA sports.
Georgia hired the virtual unknown to be its head coach back in 1963.
Dooley resisted coaching at first, thinking it “an insecure business.” He had an offer to go into banking when he left the Marine Corps, and only after some hesitation did he take a job on Shug Jordan’s staff at Auburn. Even then he was readying himself.
According to Celebritynetworth, Vince Dooley is an American former football coach who has a net worth of $5 million.
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 4, 1932 (90 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Mobile, Alabama|
His starting salary in 1964 was $15,000 per year. That’s the same as earning around $123,000 per year in today’s dollars.
From 1980 through his retirement in 1988, he earned a base salary of $400,000. That’s the same as around $1.2 million in today’s dollars.