Members of Georgia’s congressional delegation—Democrats and Republicans—have entered into the congressional record a resolution honoring the late Vince Dooley, the former Georgia Bulldog football coach and UGA Athletic Director who died October 28 at the age of 90.
The University of Georgia has scheduled November 25 as the date for a public memorial service, an event that will be held in Stegeman Coliseum.
From the office of Ga US Rep Jody Hice…
Congressman Jody Hice: “An incredible athlete and a legendary leader, Coach Dooley led the Georgia Bulldogs to six SEC championships, was voted “SEC Coach of the Year” five times, and UGA’s first national championship. He built the Bulldogs program into what it is today, shaping the lives of countless people along the way. Coach Dooley served his state in several other ways, including as a Georgia Historical Society Trustee. It was a pleasure working with my friend Coach Dooley over the years, most recently to preserve the American Revolutionary War Kettle Creek battlefield site. He has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the Great State of Georgia’s history, people, and culture.”
Congressman Buddy Carter: “There are few who embody the principles of a school and program quite like Coach Vince Dooley did for the University of Georgia. This resolution is a great way to honor Coach Dooley’s monumental contributions not only to Georgia athletics, but also to our communities, youth, and state. I want to thank the delegation for coming together to honor Vince Dooley and his life. Go Dawgs.”
Congressman Sanford Bishop: “Vince Dooley’s legacy at UGA will endure. His competence, character, and class set a high standard for college athletics. While Alabama named him, Georgia claimed him, and generations of Bulldogs have been and will continue to be lifted by his example. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who mourn his loss.”
Congressman Drew Ferguson: “Both on and off the field, Coach Vince Dooley is truly the all-time great,” said Congressman Drew Ferguson. “He brought inspiration and success to the entire state of Georgia and always made the folks around him a better version of themselves. His presence will always be felt and I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing this Resolution to honor Coach Dooley’s life and accomplishments.”
Congressman Rick Scott: “Coach Dooley was a man of God, a proud Georgian, a legend, and a patriot. God Bless and Go Dawgs.”
Congressman Andrew Clyde: “I join the Peach State in mourning the loss of UGA Bulldog legend and Georgia giant, Coach Vince Dooley. Coach Dooley honorably served our nation as a Marine Corps infantryman, mentored and coached thousands of young men, and aided in preserving Georgia and U.S. history. We will always remember Coach Dooley’s impressive life accomplishments, and we will forever celebrate his monumental legacy every time our Dawgs run out on Dooley Field.”
Congressman Barry Loudermilk: “Vince Dooley is a legend in the annals of college football history. His accomplishments as the head coach and athletic director of the Georgia Bulldogs spanned decades and impacted thousands of individuals. But his impact on Georgia and our nation didn’t stop there. Most recently, I had the pleasure of working with Coach Dooley and the American Battlefield Trust to preserve some of our nation’s most historic landmarks. His tireless work ethic and dedication to our great state is forever inspiring. He will be greatly missed.”
Congressman Rick Allen: “We lost a legend with the passing of Coach Vince Dooley. As a fellow Auburn grad, I always admired his tenacity and commitment to the sport and his players. His life and legacy will continue on in the great football program he built at Georgia as its most winningest coach, where he led them to their first National Championship in 38 years. I am so glad that he got to see UGA win it all one more time earlier this year. I am proud to help introduce this bill honoring the life and accomplishments of Vince Dooley.”
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Those of us who grew up watching Vince Dooley’s Bulldogs will never forget him. Vince will always be a UGA legend. He was a great man with a great family. God Bless Vince Dooley, may he Rest In Peace.”
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