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.