Legendary Georgia soccer head coach Vince Dooley dies on the age of 90


Vince Dooley, who coached the Georgia Bulldogs to the 1980 nationwide championship and received probably the most soccer video games at school historical past, has died on the age of 90, the college introduced Friday.

Dooley died peacefully at his home surrounded by his household Friday afternoon, the varsity stated.

Dooley coached at Georgia for 25 years beginning in 1964 and received a school-record 201 video games. He additionally led the Bulldogs to 6 Southeastern Convention titles and a nationwide championship with Herschel Walker as an All-American freshman operating again in 1980.

Dooley retired from teaching following the 1988 season.

Whereas serving as head coach, Dooley additionally grew to become the varsity’s athletic director in 1979 and stayed within the position till 2004.

Dooley, who was the 1980 nationwide coach of the 12 months, was inducted into the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame in 1994.

In 2019, the varsity honored Dooley by naming the sector at Sanford Stadium after him.

“It is impossible to quantify what Coach Dooley has meant to the University of Georgia,” Georgia soccer stated in a tweet. “He embodied everything that UGA represents and made where this program stands today possible. Dawg Nation, we celebrate and honor the life of a DGD! Thank you, Coach.”