Delta Air Lines Honors Legendary Georgia Football Coach Vince Dooley with a Plane

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines will reportedly be honoring the iconic Georgia Bulldogs football coach Vince Dooley with a plane.

Dooley became head coach at the University of Georgia in 1963 and retired in 1988. As reported, Coach Dooley led the bulldogs to more wins than any other coach in the team’s history. Dooley secured 201 victories and six SEC titles. “During his years as coach and later athletics director, he helped shape the path of college athletics.” Coach Dooley was 90 years old when he died Oct. 28. 

Delta Air Lines has been the official airline of Georgia athletes for more than four decades, including the 1980 championship season, and will be honoring the legendary Georgia Football coach and former UGA Athletics director Vince Dooley with his own plane. “A Boeing 767-400 featuring a memorial seal honoring the Hall of Famer was dedicated on Tuesday.” See the video embedded in the article showing the interview of Barbara Dooley, Coach Dooley’s widow, in a one-on-one interview with FOX 5 Storm Team Meteorologist David Chandley to discuss her late husband’s life and how she has been coping with his loss. 

Barbara Dooley and her son attended the dedication ceremony. Also present, as reported, were Gov. Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor-elect Burt Jones, former chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and Centennial Olympic organizer Billy Payne. Rounding out the luminaries at the dedication were “1980 UGA team captain Frank Ros and many former UGA alumni.” Additionally, Delta’s senior management and several employees were on hand to mark the special occasion.

D & B Staff

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