Former college football coach Mark Richt suffered a heart attack Monday and is recovering, according to an article published on social networks.
The 59-year-old ACC network analyst has acknowledged his fear of health on Twitter.
"I guess the word is going fast," Richt said in a tweet Monday. "So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I had a heart attack this morning.I'm fine.Over the experience, I was at peace, knowing that I was going to in paradise, but my wife was going to miss me, and I plan to be at work this week. "
Richt retired from training in December 2018, leaving the University of Miami after three seasons after graduating from a successful position in Georgia.
Richt went 26-13 to his alma mater and after 145-51 in 15 years in Georgia. He led the Canes to 10-3 and Orange Bowl last season after a first 9-4 campaign in his first season at Coral Gables.
He is currently working as a college football analyst for the ACC network and has no intention of going back on the sidelines.
"There is no easy time to do it, that's for sure," Richt said in an interview with ESPN. "Especially when you're the head coach, it's the most difficult, it's how it affected others." I thought it was the right time for me, and I thought Miami would be in better hands. "
Why did Richt retire from the profession when he did it?
"Well, I think the most important thing for me has been not to have taken very good care of myself since the day I took this job," Richt said during the show. The Joe Rose Show on 560 WQAM earlier this year. "I spent 15 years in Georgia and I probably needed a break at that time, but there was only the occasion in Miami and it was a good time. Is too good to refuse. "Less than a week after being fired against Georgia,
Richt accepted the position of head coach in Miami, his alma mater. Between his time in Miami and Georgia, Richt has been head coach for 18 consecutive years.
"I knew that I had to bear heavy loads and I went there with my eyes wide open and, and I went hard, you know, and I enjoyed every part of the grind, but I've probably worked ten times in three years, "says Richt. "I did not take care of myself. So, probably, I just did not do enough work taking care of myself.
"When all is over, I mean, the most difficult thing is to say that it's time for me to stop, because when you're head coach, that involves a lot your deputy coaches, their families, rookies, and your current players.There are so many people somehow counting on you to be present, and when you decide that it's time to stop, that's all. 39 is a heartbreaking decision. "