University of Georgia's famed football coach is passionate about two things: football and gardening. In our Q & A, he talks about his biggest gardening challenge: "Trying to keep it up as I acquire more and more space and more plants. My mother used to say, 'Housework is never done.' The same can be said for gardening."
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You might know Vince Dooley better as a football coach than as a gardener, but Dooley happens to be passionate about both football and plants.
Born in Mobile, Alabama, Dooley served as the head football coach for the University of Georgia from 1964 to 1988 and as the athletic director for the university from 1979 to 2004. Dooley was the most succesful coach in Bulldog history, being only the ninth coach in NCAA Division I history to win more than 200 games. The Bulldogs won the 1980 national championships and six SEC championships under Dooley's lead.
Here, the celebrated former University of Georgia football coach opens up about the inspiration behind his latest book, Vince Dooley's Garden, and his endless quest to collect one of every plant, as well as showing off his garden.