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UGA to Hold "Celebration of Life" Service to Honor Vince Dooley

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Members of the community are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service for former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. The service will take place on Friday, November 25th at 7:30 inside Stegman Coliseum. It is free and open to the public. The clear bag policy will be in effect.

Dooley passed away on October 28th at the age of 90.

Dooley is Georgia’s winningest football coach, with 201 victories, six SEC titles, and the 1980 national championship.

“Coach Dooley meant so much to this University and the Athens Community,” J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks said. “This will be a tremendous opportunity to honor a man who meant the world to so many of us. Georgia Athletics wanted to give Bulldog fans a chance to pay tribute to Coach Dooley, and this is a great way to do that.”

Dooley is also a member of both the Georgia and Alabama Sports Halls of Fame.

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