Born: Omaha, Nebraska
Alma mater: University of Miami
Family: Wife, Katharyn; four children.
Coaching career: Florida State (graduate assistant), 1985-88; East Carolina (offensive coordinator), 1989; Florida State (quarterbacks), 1990-93; Florida State (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks), 1994-2000; Georgia (head coach), 2001-2015.
Head coaching record: 145-51 overall; 83-37 Southeastern Conference.
Championships: SEC (2), 2002, 2005; SEC East (6), 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012.
Highlights: Guided Georgia to its first SEC title in 20 years in 2002. ... Finished second in Associated Press rankings after 2007 season. ... 13-2 record vs. state rival Georgia Tech. ... Against Georgia's two biggest SEC rivals, went 10-5 vs. Auburn but 5-10 vs. Florida. ... Two-time SEC coach of the year (2002 and 2005).
Quotable: "Mark has touched thousands of lives over the past 15 years. He has a huge heart and his positive influence has affected many people, young and old. We will never actually know how many people were positively impacted by a comforting phone call, a sympathetic or uplifting note, an autographed football or photo." - Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity.