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AD to become consultant for Georgia Force

1/8/2004 - Georgia Bulldogs

ATLANTA -- Vince Dooley, leaving the University of Georgia
after 40 years in the athletic program, will join the Arena
Football League's Atlanta Force on Thursday in an advisory role.

Dooley, 71, also could become the Force's CEO after retiring as
Georgia's athletic director at the end of June.

Dooley, turned down last summer when he asked school president
Michael Adams for an extension past his current contract, will work
with son Daniel, the Force's vice president of sales and marketing.

"Dad is not ready to retire by any means, and if he had his way,
he'd be athletic director," Daniel Dooley said. "This is a way
for him to stay in sports."

Vince Dooley declined comment Wednesday, but wife Barbara, said
she looks forward to having her husband and son working together.

"It will be fun," she said.

Force general manager Eddie Rockwell said Wednesday that Dooley,
Georgia's head football coach from 1964-88, will finish out his
role as athletic director.

"He is not going to be joining the Force in a full-time role,
but there could be some involvement with him in the future,"
Rockwell said.