Press Release

B&H to release football coach Mark Richt’s first book ‘Make the Call’


Jun 14th

B&H Publishing announces the forthcoming release of former head football coach at the University of Georgia and the University of Miami Mark Richt’s first book “Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments” (August 31, 2021, B&H Publishing). 

With endorsements from Bobby Bowden, John Maxwell, Jon Gordon, Dabo Swinney, Tony Dungy and Tony Evans, “Make the Call” reveals some crucial moments in Richt’s life, from his time as a player, through his years as an assistant coach and head coach, 35 years in all on some of the biggest stages of college football. He shares his experiences both on and off the field, gives wisdom for life and leadership and encourages readers to make what he believes is the most important call of all.

“This book is about my greatest (and not so great) football and life memories and about the decisions I’ve made along the way,” Richt said. “But it’s also about a chance for you to make the call yourself, at your own moments of truth.”

Throughout his career, Richt’s teams won two Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships, five SEC division titles and one Atlantic Coast Conference division title. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year (2002, 2005), the 2017 ACC Coach of the Year and the winner of the national 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award. 

After retiring from the University of Miami, Richt became a football analyst for ESPN’s ACC Network, in addition to doing many speaking engagements and charity work throughout the year.

“I don’t know if we’ve heard of a greater impact a coach has had on his players than Coach Richt,” said Devin Maddox, Publisher for B&H. “Mark Richt is a spiritual difference maker, and we are proud partners in his ministry.”

B&H is promoting the preorder campaign for “Make the Call” beginning June 15. For more information, visit 


Mark Richt is the former head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of Miami Hurricanes and a longtime assistant coach for the Florida State University Seminoles. He is currently a football analyst for the ACC Network. Mark and his wife Katharyn are the parents of four adult children and two grandchildren.