Legendary Coach Vince Dooley Book Signing, Dec. 19 & 20


Get the perfect gift for UGA fans, or for yourself, this Christmas.  The following books written by legendary UGA Football Coach Vince Dooley will be available:



Dooley’s Play Book


History and Reminiscences of the University of Georgia


Vince Dooley’s Garden – The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach


How ’Bout Them Dawgs (a children’s book)


For those purchasing books, Coach Dooley will be on hand to put a personal sentiment to the recipient. 

In addition, a great variety of collegiate gifts representing many schools is available in the Christmas Village.  I have been in the Christmas Village before and LOVE the collection of NCAA Christmas gifts and ornaments that they have available.  My personal Christmas tree is full of ornaments from their selection.  You will NOT be disappointed!


December 19 and 20, 2015, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Callaway Gardens, Fantasy In Lights’ Christmas Village, U.S. Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain, Georgia


Admission to the Christmas Village is complimentary.  Please park as directed by security. Fantasy In Lights tickets are available atwww.callawaygardens.com or 1.800.463.6990.


Vince Dooley

Profile of a sports legend

For 25 years as head football coach at the University of Georgia and later serving as the school’s athletic director, Vince Dooley firmly planted himself as one of the state’s most beloved sports icons.

 Dooley was twice named NCAA National Coach of the Year (1980 and 1982), while taking home honors as SEC Coach of the Year seven times in his heralded career.

 An Alabama native who made Georgia his home in 1964, Dooley coached the Georgia Bulldogs to 201 victories. During his span as head football coach, he led the team to a national championship in 1980 in addition to six Southeastern Conference championships. After retiring from coaching in 1988, he remained at Georgia as the school’s athletic director until his retirement. During his 25 years as athletic director, he built one of the most successful programs in the nation, with his teams winning 25 SEC championships and 22 national championships.

 His long list of accomplishments led to his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. Dooley also has been named to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the former Auburn University player and assistant coach is an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

Dooley lives in Athens, Ga., with his wife, Barbara, in the same home they purchased in 1964 when they moved to Georgia.


About Callaway Gardens

For more than 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 6,500 acres in Pine Mountain, Ga.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails, a zip line/obstacle course, and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 689 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

 Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.463.6990 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

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