Former Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt recovering from heart attack

Richt, 59, wrote that he still plans to work for the ACC Network later this week.
MONICA HERNDON  |   Times Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is seen on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in their ACC Championship game Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. TAMPA BAY TIMES
MONICA HERNDON | Times Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is seen on the sidelines during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in their ACC Championship game Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017 in Charlotte, NC. TAMPA BAY TIMES
Published October 21

Former Miami coach Mark Richt is recovering from a heart attack he suffered Monday, Richt announced on Twitter.

“I am assuming word travels fast,” Richt wrote on Twitter. “So I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine. As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.”

Richt, 59, works as an ACC Network analyst. The Miami alumnus abruptly retired from coaching in December, leading the Hurricanes to hire Manny Diaz as his replacement. Before taking over Miami, Richt was the head coach at Georgia and a longtime assistant under Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

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