Ace Mumford

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Ace Mumford
Ace Mumford.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1898-11-26)November 26, 1898
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Died April 28, 1962(1962-04-28) (aged 63)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924–1926 Jarvis Christian
1927–1929 Bishop
1931–1935 Texas College
1936–1961 Southern
Head coaching record
Overall 233–85–23
Accomplishments and honors
5 Black college football national championships (1935, 1948–1950, 1954)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2001 (profile)

Arnett William "Ace" Mumford[1] (November 26, 1898 – April 28, 1962) was an American football coach, who was an alumnus of Wilberforce University. He served as the head football coach at historically black colleges and universities in Texas and Louisiana from 1924 to 1961, compiling a career college football record of 233–85–23. His head coaching positions were at Jarvis Christian College (1924–1926), Bishop College (1927–1929), Texas College (1931–1935), and Southern University (1936–1961). Mumford led the Southern Jaguars football team to five black national championships. He also coached Southern to the 1941 black national championship in basketball by taking the National Invitational Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament. Mumford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.[2]

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  2. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved 2011-02-07.  (The NCAA Career Statistics database allows the viewer to obtain coaching records for all NCAA coaches by inputting the individual's name in the linked window.)

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