Former UM coach Mark Richt suffers heart attack

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Former University of Miami football coach Mark Richt is resting at home after he suffered a heart attack.

Richt, a college football analyst for ACC Network and ESPN, took to Twitter late Monday morning to ensure his followers that he has survived the cardiovascular event and is doing fine.

“I am assuming word travels fast, so I wanted to be able to inform everyone that I did have a heart attack this morning. I am doing fine,” Richt wrote. “As I went through the experience I had peace knowing I was going to heaven, but I was going to miss my wife. I plan to be at work this week.”

Richt, 59, was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes for three seasons until his retirement in 2018.

He is expected to be back to work later this week.

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