"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
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