Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley released from hospital after mild COVID-19 case

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 07: Former Georgia Bulldogs head coach Vince Dooley attends the ceremony of the Dooley Field dedication prior to the Murray State Racers v Georgia Bulldogs game on September 7, 2019 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. (Photo by T

Former Georgia coach Vince Dooley has been released from a hospital after being treated for COVID-19.

Georgia announced Wednesday that Dooley, 90, was released from an Athens-area hospital on Monday following a "mild case" of COVID-19. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.

Dooley said in a statement he plans to attend No. 1 Georgia’s homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday and participate in a planned book signing.

"I’m grateful for all the cards, text messages, emails, and calls as well as the prayers and concerns," Dooley said in a statement released by Georgia. "But I’m ready to go Saturday with my regular book signing session at the UGA Bookstore and certainly the homecoming game."

Dooley was 201-77-10 in 25 years as coach of the Bulldogs and also served as athletic director until 2004.