I’ve always been taught that if something looks too good to be true it probably is.
Maybe that’s not the greatest attitude to have growing, but I’ve always been able to call a spade a spade when needed. So when putting this post together for University of Georgia Head Football Coach Mark Richt’s wife Katharyn, I again thought this is too good to be true. There is no way someone can live their life as “perfect” as Mark and Kathryn do.
To start Mark wouldn’t describe himself as “perfect” when he was young. Back in the day he was your typical athlete, living the good life while being a star QB. Mark went to University of Miami where he was expected to be the star QB. That all changed when Jim Kelly walked onto the scene and took his position. Despite getting some NFL tryouts Mark was sent packing back to the college ranks where he tried his hand at coaching.
While a grad assistant at FSU two important events happened that would change Mark’s life. First he committed himself to a life of following Jesus and second he met his future wife Katharyn. In 1987 the couple married followed by the birth of two “perfect” children, Jon and David. However that was not enough for Mark and Katharyn. On a trip to the Ukraine the couple met Anya, who due to complications had a facial deformity, and was being put up for adoption. So of course Mark and Kathryn adopted Anya. On top of that they also adopted another child while in Europe, Zack.
I’m sure you can see what I’m getting at with the too good to be true feeling. Hell even their oldest son Jon married his high school sweetheart Anna. Did I also mention that Katharyn is the water girl on the UGA football team? I mean how close can one get to being a modern day version of the Cleaver family? Now life hasn’t always been “perfect” for the Richt family. In 2006 Katharynwas diagnosed with cervical cancer. True to form Katharyn beat cancer and has been healthy ever since. Now what is the only thing this “perfect” family is missing? A national championship for UGA.