Mark Richt is a football coach from America. He has formerly headed Georgia Bulldogs and is currently the head coach of Miami Hurricanes, University of Miami. The university also happens to be his alma mater. Having played football at school level and professionally, he is experienced and a seasoned coach. Here is a quick summary of Mark Richt’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Mark Richt Early Life
Mark Richt was born on February 18, 1960 at Omaha, Nebraska. His parents are Helen and Lou Richt. Together they raised five children and Mark was the second eldest among them. Mark’s father worked for Western Electric as a die maker. He is married to Katharyn Francis of Tallahassee, Florida. They together are parents to four wonderful children.
Mark had to move to South Florida as Lou was transferred in 1973. Consequently, Mark pursued his schooling from Florida and completed his graduation there. He was a diligent athlete right from the school time and had won many awards and titles for his performances.
Mark Richt Career, Awards & Achievement
Mark’s football playing career spans for 14 years. From 1978-1982, he played for University of Miami. At that time, the coach of the team was Howard Schnellenberger, a national champion. He played as a backup to quarterback , Jim Kelly who has been the recipient of Pro Football Hall of Fame..
Earl Morall, quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami mentored him and developed Mark as a solid athlete. Though Mark has played for a short span in comparison to other athletes, he has successfully earned around 1,500 passing yards. A number of NFL teams also expressed interest in Mark.
His coaching career set sail from the year 1985 when he started working as a graduate assistant for Florida State Seminoles. East Carolina University hired him as offensive coordinator in 1989, when he was just 29!
In 1990 he was brought to Florida State University to serve as the quarterbacks coach. He earned many promotions at the University and was able to take Seminoles to the top charts of national rankings. Consequently, Mark worked as a head coach of University of Georgia and presently, he his heading the coaching of University of Miami.
After joining Miami, Richt also made attempts to raise money for an indoor practice facility. In a surprise turn of events, he himself donated a modest $1 million to the cause. In just a matter of four months, the indoor facility was up and running with a cost of $34 million.
Awards & Achievement
Mark has received a number of awards and recognition for his splendid career. Most recently, he was awarded with the prestigious Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 2017. He also has 2 SEC Coach of the Year Awards (2002 and 2005), in his kitty. Add to that, the ACC Coach of the Year award bestowed on him in the year 2017. A sprinting athlete, Mark has always set a footprint at all the places he has set his foot on.
Net Worth of Mark Richt
Together from his earnings and associations as a coach, Mark has amassed a decent wealth over the decades. He draws a steep $4 million salary from University of Miami. Mark and his wife own a couple luxury mansions at some of the most loveliest locations. All of this has resulted in Mark Richt’s net worth climbing to a staggering $10.5 million.
Mark is among those few individuals who are able to get a taste of success at a very young age. Winning awards and excelling in athletics at school level was a regular affair for him. Having begun his coaching career, right at the age of 29, Mark has been to establish a mark of himself at the national level of American football.