1st Black Head Football Coach – U. of Richmond

Bro. London AP Photo/Willis Glassgow

Today’s segment comes to us from Bro. Artel Smith by way of Bro. Stan Jones.

New Head Football Coach at the University of Richmond is a Man of Sigma

Mike London is a member of the Spring 1980 Charter Line of the Mu Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity , Inc. at the University of Richmond. Mike was my teammate at UR, I’ve known Mike since our days in Junior High School days in Hampton, Virginia. Although the article mentions Mike as the first black coach of a major sport at UR, I also believe he is the first black head football coach of a predominately white University in the state of Virginia. An incredible accomplishment. He will need a support as he makes the transition from UVA to UR.

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Photo of Bro. London by [AP PHOTO / WILLIS GLASSGOW]

Today in Sigma History – January 31, 2008 – Bro. Mike London – The first black head coach of a major sport at the University of Richmond