Richmond Extends Russ Huesman

Russ Huesman and Richmond have agreed to a contract extension although terms were not disclosed. Huesman has led Richmond since 2017 compiling a 42-33 overall record.

Huesman was the head coach at Chattanooga before taking over with Richmond. He took over his alma mater in 2009 and went 59-37 overall in 8 seasons. The Mocs won or shared three straight Southern Conference titles from 2013 through 2015 and Huesman was named the SoCon Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Chattanooga also made the FCS Playoffs three years in a row from 2014 through 2016 with the best year occurring in 2014 when the Mocs reached the quarterfinals.

Huesman moved to Richmond in 2017 and had a rough start going 15-19 in his first three seasons. A 3-1 season during the 2020-21 season gave way to another mediocre 6-5 campaign in the fall of 2021. The Spiders broke through the last two seasons reaching the FCS Playoffs in 2022 and 2023 with both campaigns ending with second-round losses. Richmond was a co-champion of the CAA for the 2023 season.

Richmond’s football team is moving from the CAA to the Patriot League in 2025 with Huesman set to help guide the program to its new home. Richmond’s final CAA season will begin on Saturday, August 31 against Virginia.

Photo Credit to the University of Richmond Athletics

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