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Dooley

My 40 Years at Georgia
By Vince Dooley, By Tony Barnhart

SPORTS & RECREATION

224 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $34.95)

ISBN 9781572437555

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2005)

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Overview

Vince Dooley—the player, the coach, the administrator, the legend—is finally ready to tell his story. Georgia's prodigal son got his start on the rough end of Mobile, Alabama, where he used football as a springboard to an incredible life. After four decades, 201 wins, six SEC championships, and one national title, Dooley is ready to hang up his stirrups. In Vince Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia, Dooley talks candidly to give the complete inside story of his extraordinary life and career.

Author Biography

Vincent Dooley was the head football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia for 40 years. During his 25 year coaching career he compiled a 201–77–10 record and his teams won six Southeastern Conference titles and the 1980 national championship. Tony Barnhart, known as "Mr. College Football," is a college sports reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he has won numerous journalism awards. In 1999 Barnhart was named the Georgia Sportswriter of the Year. He is a past president of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America.

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As the head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs for 25 years (1964-1988) Vince Dooley had 201 wins, six SEC championships, 20 bowl appearances, one National Championship in 1980, and he won Coach of the year. Sounds like an incredible career to be very proud of, but that was just the beginning.

Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia by Vince Dooley with Tony Barnhart, highlights the amazing Hall of Fame career of Coach Dooley. From his surprise hiring at the tender age of 31 to his award-winning career as athletic director Dooley is an insider’s look at Georgia football and Georgia athletics from the man who lived it everyday.  

Dooley coached starting in 1964. He then took on the duties of athletic director in 1979 and he served as both head football coach and AD until 1988 when he gave up coaching to concentrate on his administrative duties. He stayed on as athletic director until 2004 when UGA President Michael Adams made the controversial decision not to renew his contract.

In Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia Coach Dooley talks candidly about the relationships with all of his former players and coaches over the years. He also provides intricate details about the tumultuous relationship with President Michael Adams and those final days of his career at University of Georgia. He reflects on all of the changes he experienced throughout his long tenure, such as integration and women in athletics. Changes he was willing to make work even though many were not as open minded. 

Vince Dooley is one of the most respected and decorated figures in the history of intercollegiate athletics. He is a man of great foresight in times of charting the future, stability in times of change, and vision in critical times that have shaped the path of college athletics. Bulldog fans across the country will now have the opportunity to learn about the real Vince Dooley - a remarkable man with and extraordinary career who’s impact and legacy will be felt for years to come at the University of Georgia and intercollegiate athletics nationwide.

As the head football coach of the Georgia Bulldogs for 25 years (1964-1988) Vince Dooley had 201 wins, six SEC championships, 20 bowl appearances, one National Championship in 1980, and he won Coach of the year. Sounds like an incredible career to be very proud of, but that was just the beginning.

Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia by Vince Dooley with Tony Barnhart, highlights the amazing Hall of Fame career of Coach Dooley. From his surprise hiring at the tender age of 31 to his award-winning career as athletic director Dooley is an insider’s look at Georgia football and Georgia athletics from the man who lived it everyday.   

Dooley coached starting in 1964. He then took on the duties of athletic director in 1979 and he served as both head football coach and AD until 1988 when he gave up coaching to concentrate on his administrative duties. He stayed on as athletic director until 2004 when UGA President Michael Adams made the controversial decision not to renew his contract.

In Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia Coach Dooley talks candidly about the relationships with all of his former players and coaches over the years. He also provides intricate details about the tumultuous relationship with President Michael Adams and those final days of his career at University of Georgia. He reflects on all of the changes he experienced throughout his long tenure, such as integration and women in athletics. Changes he was willing to make work even though many were not as open minded.  

Vince Dooley is one of the most respected and decorated figures in the history of intercollegiate athletics. He is a man of great foresight in times of charting the future, stability in times of change, and vision in critical times that have shaped the path of college athletics. Bulldog fans across the country will now have the opportunity to learn about the real Vince Dooley - a remarkable man with and extraordinary career who’s impact and legacy will be felt for years to come at the University of Georgia and intercollegiate athletics nationwide.