Mark Richt Wife Katharyn Francis And Her Victory Against Cancer

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Mark Rich, a former football coach and player, has been happily married to his wife Katharyn since 1987.

They first met at Florida State University, where Katharyn was a cheerleader and Mark was a graduate assistant.

They eventually fell for each other and got married. Both of them are now happily married and have four kids together.

Former American Football Coach And Player Mark Richt
Former American Football Coach And Player Mark Richt (Source: Instagram)

Mark Richt is a highly respected personality in the world of American football, renowned for his outstanding career both as a player and a coach.

He was born on February 18, 1960, and has made significant contributions to the sport, leaving a long-lasting impact both on and off the field. 

As a player, Richt revealed his exceptional talent as a quarterback at the University of Miami. He later transitioned from player to coach, and his leadership skills and strategic prowess were clear during his 14-year tenure at Florida State University, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under the legendary Bobby Bowden.

Richt’s coaching career flourished during his time at the University of Georgia and the University of Miami, where he demonstrated exceptional coaching abilities and led his teams to numerous victories and titles. 

On January 10, 2023, Richt’s remarkable contributions to the sport were recognized as he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class. 

Mark Richt Wife, Katharyn Francis

Mark Richt’s wife, Katharyn Francis, is a former student of Florida State University. She pursued her economics degree from the university. She was also a cheerleader during her college time.

Even though she got a degree in economics, but she later found her passion in nursing and earned her degree in 2016.

During her time at FSU,, she met her future husband, Mark, who used to work as a graduate assistant.

Mark Richt With His Family
Mark Richt With His Family (Source: Instagram)

They eventually met and fell in love, and the rest is in history. Now they have been married for over three decades, and recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in March.

Throughout the years, Katharyn has been a strong supporter of Mark’s football career.

Together, Mark and Katharyn are parents to four children. Their first son Jonathan was born on March 11, 1990, and David was born on December 1, 1994.

Additionally, they adopted two children from Ukraine in 1999, Zach, born on May 15, 1996, and Anya, born on February 13, 1997, who has a rare disorder known as proteus syndrome.

Their family’s passion for football appears to be a shared legacy, with Jon pursuing a career in the sport after excelling as a colleague quarterback before transitioning to coaching. 

Katharyn Francis Is A Cancer Survivor.

In 2006, right before their 19th wedding anniversary, Katharyn was diagnosed with cervical cancer. 

Richt openly discussed his wife’s condition during a church service, and he addressed it once more at the Savannah Bulldog Club.

Mark Richt With His Wife
Mark Richt With His Wife (Source: Instagram)

He mentioned that they were fortunate that the cancer was detected early due to regular checkups, and after undergoing treatment, Katharyn successfully recovered from her battle with cancer.


Chanda Rai
Chanda Rai

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