Pete Richardson Bio
Pete Richardson Bio
Organization: Football

Pete Richardson was the head coach of the WSSU Rams from 1988 through 1992. During that time his Rams team amassed a record of 41 wins, 14 losses and one tie. They won three CIAA Championships (1988, 1990, 1991). He went on to coach 17 years at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., where he won five Southwestern Athletic Conference titles, including a three-peat from 1997-99 (the school's first consecutive SWAC titles since 1959-60), four black college national titles (1993, 1995, 1997 and 2003) and four Heritage Bowl titles. Richardson was 12-5 in the Bayou Classic and is the only SWAC coach never to have lost to the legendary Eddie Robinson. His winning percentage of 68.4 percent in 17 seasons (134-62) at the school is second in Southern history. Richardson was a seventh-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1968, and he played defensive back from 1969-71. He had eight interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 39 career games. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Richardson is currently retired from coaching and he and his wife Lillian, reside in Baton Rouge, La.