Vince Dooley, who coached the Georgia Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship and won the most football games in school history, has died at age 90, the university announced Friday.
Dooley died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday afternoon, the school said.
Dooley coached at Georgia for 25 years beginning in 1964 and won a school record 201 games. He also led the Bulldogs to six Southeastern Conference titles and a national championship with Herschel Walker as a rookie All-American in 1980.
Dooley retired from coaching after the 1988 season.
While serving as head coach, Dooley also became the school’s athletic director in 1979 and remained in that position until 2004.
Dooley, who was the 1980 National Coach of the Year, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.
In 2019, the school honored Dooley by naming the Sanford Stadium field after him.
“It is impossible to quantify what Coach Dooley has meant to the University of Georgia,” Georgia Football said in a tweet. “He embodied everything UGA stands for and made the current state of this program possible. Dawg Nation, we celebrate and honor the life of a DGD! Thank you, Coach.