BATON ROUGE, LA – Southern announced Friday that it will be naming its football field after legendary coach Pete Richardson.
Although the field will be called “Pete Richardson Field,” the name of the stadium remains “A.W. Mumford Stadium” in honor of the late SU football coach, who guided the Jaguars to 179 victory’s, 5 black college national championships and 11 SWAC Championships during his 27 years on the Bluff.
The recommendation to name the field after Richardson came from SU Athletic Director Roman Banks, Board Chairman Domoine Rutledge, President-Chancellor Dr. Ray Belton other distinguished SU Athletic Supporters, which was approved by the Southern University System Board of Supervisors Friday morning.
Upon his arrival to Baton Rouge in 1993, Pete Richardson ushered in the golden era of Southern University Football compiling 134 wins during a 17-year career and is the second-winningest coach in Southern Football history in wins and winning percentage.
Richardson, affectionately known as “Coach Pete” won five SWAC titles (1993, 97, 98, 99 & 2003) and four HBCU National Championships (1993, 95, 97 & 2003).
He led the Jaguars to six Heritage Bowls appearances with a 4-2 record. Richardson owns the distinction of being the only coach to go undefeated against Grambling’s iconic coach Eddie Robinson. He was named the SWAC Coach of the Year five times (1995, 97, 98, 99 & 2003).
Richardson is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Winston Salem State.
Courtesy: Southern University Athletics