"Coach Mumford set the standard (for Southern University) for many years. He is a legend, not just at Southern, but the entire state of Louisiana.

Coach Mumford's impact was the high standards he set for all his teams. He helped every student-athlete he ever coached by making sure they understood their role as a student-athlete at Southern, and made sure they reaped some of the benefits of their education after graduation."

Southern University head coach Pete Richardson

5 Black college football national championships 1935, 1948-1950, 1954

1st Black College National Championship,1935  Texas College

Southern Athletics Hall of Fame 1988

SWAC Hall of Fame 1992

National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame 2001

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

AFCA Trailblazer Award 2006

Helms Hall of Fame

Arnett "Ace" Mumford

Nov. 26, 1898 - April 28, 1962

Buckhannon, West Virginia

Summer High School

Parkersburg, W.VA

Wilberforce University, B.A.

Univ. of Southern California M.A.

Head football Coach

Jarvis Christian College 1924-26

Bishop College 1927-29

Texas College 1931-35

Southern  1940-49 1936-61




Coach Career Record: 235-82-25