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Former Georgia coach Dooley hospitalized with COVID-19

Former Georgia football coach Vince Dooley has been hospitalized with COVID-19, his family said in a statement released Wednesday. Dooley, who turns 86 on Sept. 4, is the winningest coach in school history with 201 victories in 25 seasons. He coached the Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship and six Southeastern Conference titles. “Coach Dooley was admitted to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center on Tuesday and is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit,” the statement said. “The family asks for your prayers during this difficult time.” Dooley’s grandson, University of Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt, tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

Former Georgia football coach Vince Dooley has been hospitalized with COVID-19

Dooley, 82, was hospitalized last week and is currently being treated at Athens Regional Medical Center, according to a statement from UGA.

“We are all praying for Coach Dooley and his family during this time,” said UGA head coach Kirby Smart. “Coach Dooley is a legend in our profession and has been an incredible role model to so many, including myself.”

Dooley coached the Bulldogs for 25 seasons from 1964-1988, leading Georgia to six SEC championships and one national championship in 1980. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

Dooley, who is now 86 years old, is the winningest coach in Georgia history

Dooley, who is now 86 years old, is the winningest coach in Georgia history. He coached the Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988, and led them to six SEC titles and three national championships. In his 25 years at Georgia, Dooley compiled a record of 201-77-10, and his teams went to 18 bowl games. After he retired from coaching, Dooley served as the athletic director at the University of Tennessee from 1990 to 2009. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

Dooley coached the Bulldogs for 25 seasons, from 1964 to 1988

Dooley coached the Bulldogs for 25 seasons, from 1964 to 1988. During that time, he led them to six SEC championships and three national titles. He also coached two Heisman Trophy winners, Herschel Walker and Frank Sinkwich. In addition to his success on the field, Dooley was known for his integrity and ability to connect with his players. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

In his career, Dooley won six SEC championships and one national championship

In his career as the head coach of the University of Georgia football team, Vince Dooley won six SEC championships and one national championship. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. After retirement, he served as the athletic director for the University of Tennessee from 1985 to 2017. On December 9, 2020, it was announced that Dooley had been hospitalized with COVID-19.

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After his coaching career, Dooley served as the athletic director at the University of Georgia for 14 years

In his 14 years as the athletic director at the University of Georgia, Dooley was responsible for the hiring of numerous successful head coaches, including football coach Mark Richt and men’s basketball coach Dennis Felton. He also oversaw the construction of several new athletic facilities, including Sanford Stadium and Stegeman Coliseum. After stepping down as athletic director in 2004, Dooley served as a special assistant to the president of the university until his retirement in 2013.

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