Mark Richt

John Max 21 Dec,2017


Retired American football player Mark Allan Rich, famously known the name Mark Richt, who is a professional football coach. 2017, Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award-winning coach, Richt, serves as the head football coach at the Miami University.

Mark Richt is married to his wife Katharyn Francis since 1987 and has four children. He has an estimated net worth of $9 million in 2019and was paid the annual salary of $4 million before he took his retirement recently on December 30, 2018.

How Much Is Mark Richt Net Worth In 2019? Know His Salary and Endorsement

As of 2019, Mark Richt has an estimated net worth of $9 million. His significant source of earning is his professional coaching career.

As of 2018, Richt used to get paid $4 million per annum as his salary from the University of Miami. 

Nick Saban is the highest-paid college coach with an annual salary of $8,307,000.

His salary while working for Georgia was also reported to be $3.3 million. His base salary was $400,000 and an additional amount of $1.5 million for media appearances, $1.2 million for footwear and apparel endorsements and almost $130,000 for camps and clinics.

Back in 2011, he sold Georgia lake house, worth $2 million, and announced it would intend to contribute more to charity. Richt bought a house in Coconut Grove, Miami in 2016 for $2.7 million.

CAPTION: Mark Richt house in Athens SOURCE: The Business Journals

He also owned a house in Athens which he listed for sale for $800,000 in 2016 after he was appointed as the coach of the University of Miami’s football team.

Mark Richt Personal Life and Marriage

Regarding Richt’s relationship status, he is a happily married man. He tied the wedding knot with Katharyn Francis on 14th March 1987, in Leon, Florida. Going deep, Rich and Kathryn met on a blind date.

At the time, Mark was a graduate assistant on the coaching staff at UM whereas Katharyn was attending FSU. The date went well, no sparks flying thought, but they enjoyed each other’s company and started a friendship that soon boomed into something more.

CAPTION: Mark Richt and his wife Katharyn Francis Richt SOURCE: Pinterest

As of now, the couple is blessed with four children. They first welcomed Jonathan on 11th March 1990 and then son, David was born on 1st December 1994. Other two were adopted from Ukraine in 1999. Further, Zach was born on 15th May 1996 and Anya born on 13th February 1997 with a rare disorder known as Proteus syndrome.   

CAPTION: Mark Richt with his wife Katharyn Francis Richt and four children SOURCE:

March Richt resides 2 miles away from campus in Coconut Grove together with his partner.

Richt’s spouse Katharyn diagnosed with cervical cancer, In April of 2006, she underwent a successful; surgery. In 2016, Katharyn finished a nursing degree.

On 25th October 2008, ESPN’s College Gameday featured a documentary titled “GameDay looks at the Richt family’s adoption of a young boy and girl from Ukraine." The documentary is about Richt's’ personal story of the adoption of their 2 youngest children Anya and Zach.

Apart, Richt has also made his appearance in the movie “Facing the Giants” as the former coach and main character of Grant Taylor's movie.

Mark Richt Bio and Early Life

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Mark Richt was born on 18th February 1960, as Mark Allan Richt. His father Lou worked as a tool-and-die maker for Western Electric whereas his mother; Sue is a housewife. He is the second eldest of his 5 siblings, raised in a blue-collar family. Talking about his nationality, he is an American, and he belongs to white ethnicity. He is a devout Christian.

At the age of six, he along with his family moved to Boulder, Colorado when his father got a new job. 6 years later, Lou was transferred to South Florida, where Mark attended Boca Raton High School. He was a star athlete at his high school and was named “All Turnpike."

As a high school quarterback, he was offered by various universities: Miami University, Brown University, and Florida University and he chose to play for the University of Miami.

Mark Richt Professional Career

Playing Career

From 1978-1982, Richt played for the University of Miami, under national champion coach Howard Schnellenberger. At the end of his last season with Miami, he received interest from multiple NFL teams and briefly spent with the Denver Broncos behind John Elway.

Coaching Career

Florida State University

Mark Richt started his coaching career with Florida State Seminoles as a graduate assistant in 1985. He served 3 years at Florida State University.

East Carolina University

At the age of 29, Richt arrived in East Carolina University as the offensive coordinator at East Carolina University. He was hired by Bill Lewis from his previous University.

Florida State University

In 1990, he returned to Florida State University to serves as the Seminoles’ quarterbacks coach. After 4 years, he got promoted to offensive coordinator upon the departure of Brad Scott. In his 7 years as offensive coordinator, the Seminoles ranked in the nation’s top 5 scoring offenses for 5 seasons. He coached a total of 6 FSU quarterbacks to the NFL, including Peter Tom Willis, Danny McManus, Danny Kanell, Brad Johnson, Weinkle, and Ward.

University Of Georgia

Prior to 2001 season, head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs hired Richt, replacing Jim Donnan. His team won 2 Southeastern Conference championship, 6 SEC Eastern Division titles, and 9 bowl games.

University of Miami

On 4th December 2015, Richt signed for University of Miami as a head coach. However, fans embraced his arrival in strong numbers. In 2016, he began spearheading a campaign to raise money for a new practice facility, donating $1 million by himself.

In 2017, Richt was awarded the “Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award," after 16 consecutive wins, clinching the ACC Coastal title.

Richt took retirement on December 31, 2018, and was replaced by Manny Diaz.


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