Former Texas College Football Coach Ace Mumford nominated for hall of fame

(Courtesy of Texas College)

Coach Arnett “Ace” Mumford was named a Class of 2018 Finalist for the Black College Football Hall of Fame.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame recognizes players and coaches specifically from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Coach Mumford served as the head football coach at Texas College from 1931 to 1935. Under his leadership the Steers won two Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships and one National Championship.

Mumford also coached at Jarvis Christian College, Bishop College, and Southern University throughout his career. Over his coaching career, Mumford’s record was 225-86-23. While respected as a winner, he was dually noted for his emphasis on his players' education.

Mumford was also an inductee into the National College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Class of 2018 Inductees will be announced on Oct 25.

Inductees will be honored during the Black College Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Feb. 10, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.



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