Vince Dooley, the football coach who carried himself like a professor and led Georgia through a quarter-century of success, including the 1980 national championship, died Friday. He was 90.

The school announced that Dooley died peacefully at his home in Athens with his wife, Barbara, and their four children present. The cause of death is not known.

Dooley was hospitalized earlier this month with a mild case of COVID-19, but announced that he is fully recovered and ready to attend his regular book signing session at the campus bookstore before the Oct. 15 game against Vanderbilt.

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FILE – Former Georgia Bulldogs head coach Vince Dooley attends the Dooley Field dedication ceremony before the game between the Murray State Racers and the Georgia Bulldogs on September 7, 2019 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.

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Dooley’s career was 201-77-10 when he coached the Bulldogs from 1964 to 1988, including six Southeastern Conference titles, 20 starts and just one losing season.

He is the fourth winningest coach in SEC history behind only Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban.

After retiring from coaching, Dooley continued to serve as the school’s athletic director, a position he held from 1979 to 2004. He has built a program that has achieved success in a wide range of both men’s and women’s sports.

A field at Sanford Stadium was dedicated in his honor during the 2019 football season.