Russ Huesman Hopes to Carry His UTC Success Back to Richmond
After eight years as the Mocs head football coach, Russ Huesman has decided to leave his alma mater to take the head coaching job at Richmond.
Huesman was introduced as the Spiders new head coach on Wednesday afternoon.
Had to feel like a homecoming for Huesman since he was the Spiders defensive coordinator on their 2008 national title team.
Hard for Richmond, or anyone else for that matter to ignore Huesman’s resume.
The Mocs won exactly one game the year before Huesman was named their head coach.
But Huesman went on to ‘Restore the Glory’ at UTC, winning three SoCon Titles, and the Mocs are also one of only four programs in the nation to win a playoff game in each of the past three seasons.
Now Huesman wants to continue that success at Richmond.
Said Huesman:”When they first talked to me, they said do you remember what it was like eight years ago when you were here, and I said yeah. And they said well, it’s a little bit better. As soon as they said that, I said, yeah we’ll go find players. Again, I’m excited to be here.”
Said Richmond athletic director Keith Gill:”He understands what it takes here. He understands what it means to be a Richmond student-athlete in terms of the academic commitments as well as the athletic expectations.”