​​Mark Richt's tenure in Miami has come to a close as the Hurricanes head coach has decided to retire.

Richt had spent three seasons at Miami, posting a 26-13 record and going 1-2 in bowl games. The former Georgia coach released a statement in which he stated that it was time for him to "step away from coaching." 

Richt said that he had put a great deal of thought into his decision and discussed it thoroughly with his family. 

He had been coaching college football for 18 years, spending 15 seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs. He has a 171-64 record throughout his coaching career and has won 10 bowl games. 

The​ 7-6 season with Miami this year wasn't what the program nor Richt were hoping for.

Richt is a University of Miami alumni, having played quarterback at the school for four years. He holds the program extremely close to his heart so this decision surely didn't come easily for the 58-year old.