Georgia Bulldogs head coach has one of the best teams in the nation and the return of senior quarterback Aaron Murray will only help. However, he has been making a big impact in more places than just the football field. Richt will be receiving the 2-13 Stallings Award Monday, May 13, in Dallas for his contributions in the community.
The Stallings Award was “created to honor college football head coaches who are also humanitarians and strive to promote healthy, vibrant communities through charitable and community service efforts.”
Here is more information on the award from the Bulldogs’ press release:
The Stallings Award is presented by Dr. Pepper and raises money for children with disabilities as a tribute to Johnny Stallings, Gene’s late son who was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Funds will benefit The Rise School of Dallas, a nonprofit preschool for children with developmental disabilities.
Richt will receive the award from Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, who won the award in 2012. The ceremony will take place at the Dallas Country Club.
It is a great honor for Richt and speaks volumes about the kind of man he is.
As a college football coach, you are responsible for much more than teaching the young men the game of football. Being a coach is about helping out in the community and helping to shape the players as young men and prepare them for life after the game. He has done an excellent job in all regards and will be rewarded for his outstanding efforts.