MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt has announced that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The 61-year-old took to social media to explain why he appeared to be, in his own words, “waddling around.” He said the disease has left him less steady on his feet.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Former Cuban Political Prisoner Fighting To Keep Her Home
Richt said he plans to continue working at the ACC network in the fall.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Employees Must Show Proof Of COVID Vaccination Or Test Weekly Starting Aug. 16
Richt retired from the team in 2018.
When he left, he had an all-time NCAA coaching record of 171-64, which includes 15 years at Georgia and three with the Hurricanes.MORE NEWS: Filmmakers Create Public Service Announcement Videos To Save Biscayne Bay
He led Miami to a 26-13 record during those three seasons, which included 10 wins in 2017 and a first place finish in the ACC Coastal Division.