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Legendary Georgia Bulldog Dan Magill dies at 93

The legendary UGA coach Dan Magill, also known as the “greatest Bulldog ever”, has passed away at the age of 93 in Athens, Ga.

Magill, a former Georgia tennis coach and who was known as the authority on Georgia sports and its history, died overnight at an Athens hospice care facility.

He was the first baby ever born at Athens Regional Hospital and he spent his nearly his entire life in living in Athens, aside from his tour of duty with the Marines in WWII, and a brief stint working as a prep editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But Magill’s first love was Athens, and he never wanted to be anywhere else.

In 2005, Magill was presented with the John Holliman Award for Lifetime Achievement from the university, stating during his acceptance speech,  “I have spent my life on the campus of the University of Georgia and in the town of Athens, and it has been a wonderful life,”

Magill’s impact with the school was practically unmeasurable, and everyone who came in contact with him knew they were in the presence of someone special, someone who lived for Georgia and the Bulldogs.

The outpouring of sadness from everyone who knew him is a tribute to the incredible life that the greatest Bulldog ever had lived.

Rest in peach, coach Magill. Everyone here at Dawn of the Dawg sends our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and anyone who had the privilege of knowing this fine man.

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