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Vince Dooley

 
Coaching Legend  . . .  Southern Icon

 

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As one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history, Vince Dooley has racked up a list of honors more impressive than even the famed last minute 72-yard run by Lindsay Scott that gave the University of Georgia Bulldogs a victory over the University of Florida Gators and led them straight to a national championship in 1980.
 
Two times, Coach Dooley was named NCAA National Coach of the Year (1980 and 1982) and seven times, he took home the honor of SEC Coach of the Year.
 
The Alabama native, who made Georgia his home in 1964, coached the Georgia Bulldogs to 201 victories during his 25 years as head coach and took Bulldog teams to 20 bowl games.  For 15 years after his retirement from active coaching, he remained at Georgia as the school's Athletic Director.
 
Not surprisingly, based on these accomplishments, Coach Dooley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994.  He is also a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Alabama's Hall of Fame, the state where he played football at Auburn and later coached as an assistant under the formidable Shug Jordan.
 
Vince Dooley is not only a legend - his name known to every avid sports fan across the nation - he is a Southern icon.  He knew and coached against some of college football's more admired men:  Bear Bryant, Bobby Dodd, Frank Broyles, Johnny Vaught and many others.  A man like this has an abundance of stories to tell - stories that will entertain, inspire, amuse and inform.  He is a perfect speaker for banquets, conferences and any event where a well-known speaker with national credentials is desired.
 
He is also the author of the well-received memoir, Dooley: My 40 Years At Georgia.
 
He continues to live in his beloved town of Athens, Georgia, with his wife, Barbara.  The Dooleys live in the same home they first purchased in Athens in 1964.  An avid master gardener, Coach Dooley has created a dream garden and luscious lawn at their home. 
The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture honored Coach Dooley by naming a rose after him.  The former coach has developed a sturdy hydrangea that can withstand late spring freezes.
 
Additionally, Coach Dooley is a history buff, a Civil War authority, and a member of the renowned Civil War Round Table.
 
 

 
 
 
 
Vince Dooley teams up with his wife,
Barbara Dooley,
for a winning combination
for your next event!
 
 
Undoubtedly one of the most legendary couples to ever waltz across the South, Vince and Barbara Dooley will captivate an audience, together or separately.  Their personal stories are colorful, witty or heart-tugging and many sound too unreal to be true.  But they are. And that is what makes them the audience-pleasers they both are.
 
One of the winningest coaches in the history of college football and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame since 1994, Vince Dooley possesses one of the most recognized names among sports heroes. He led the University of Georgia Bulldogs - a team he coached for 25 years - to the 1980 national championship title and six SEC championships.  Twice he was honored as NCAA National Coach of the Year.  Not only has he known some of the greatest football heroes in American history, he has coached or played against many, including Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier, Joe Namath, Archie Manning, and Kenny Stabler, and has coached one of the greatest players ever: Herschel Walker.
 
His stories are powerful. Moving. Comical.  Inspiring.  And many are born out of lessons learned.  Vince Dooley is perfect for corporate audiences, men's groups, conferences and of course, general audiences just wishing to spend an enjoyable hour.
 
Barbara Dooley has been married to this legend almost 50 years, but she hasn't sat idly by or rode on his coattails of success.  She has created her own success and identity, making them an undeniable power couple.
 
From the beginning of Dooley's head coaching career, Barbara set out to undeniably support her husband while forging her own success.  She is a well-received author, much-beloved radio and television personality, non-profit volunteer, career woman, and a dynamic speaker.
 
No one connects with an audience better than this hilarious spit-fire, and no presenter is more gracious in spending time with attendees when the event ends.
 
Though she has spent much of her life playing second fiddle to a football, Barbara has come away with rich stories that thread the fabric of her life and will enthrall the ones who are fortunate to hear her speak.
 
As a cancer survivor, she can also speak from the emotions of that experience and its positive outcome. She is as perfect for faith-based events as she is for secular groups that are looking for a keynote or a motivating conference speaker.
 
If you're looking for something really special and out-of-the-ordinary, book both Dooleys together and let them each share their version of the same story - Which, by the way, is rarely the same, proving how differently men and women can see the same situation.
 
Separate or together, Vince and Barbara Dooley are surefire winners.
 
 
 
 

Vince Dooley
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