Vince Dooley


Dooley is a coaching legend in Athens. He won six SEC titles and a national championship during his 25-year tenure as head coach of the Bulldogs. Five times he was named SEC Coach of the Year, and he won the Walter Camp Coach of the Year and Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year awards once.

He began his coaching career in 1956 as an assistant coach at Auburn, where he played quarterback. Dooley was offered the head coaching job at Auburn after Shug Jordan retired but declined it and was hired at Georgia. He compiled a 201-77-10 record with the Bulldogs.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Georgia Bulldogs 1964-1988
Assistant Coach Auburn Tigers 1956-1963
1 National (1980)
6 SEC (1966, 1968, 1976, 1980–1982)
  • Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award (1976)
  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (1978)
  • AFCA Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Sporting News College Football COY (1980)
  • Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1980)
  • Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (2001)
  • Carl Maddox Sport Management Award (2004)
  • UGA Circle of Honor (2004)
  • Homer Rice Award (2007)
  • “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • 5x SEC Coach of the Year (1966, 1968, 1976, 1978, 1980)
  • Florida–Georgia Hall of Fame
  • College Football Hall of Fame – Inducted in 1994