T. Ray Richeson

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T. Ray Richeson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1923-09-27)September 27, 1923
Russellville, Alabama
Died April 1, 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 79)
Birmingham, Alabama
Alma mater University of Alabama
Playing career
1946–1948 Alabama
1949 Chicago Hornets
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952 Meridian J.C.
1953–1956 Livingston State
Head coaching record
Overall 4–31–1

Thomas Ray Richeson (September 27, 1923 – April 1, 2003) was a football player, head coach and businessman. He was born and raised in Russellville, Alabama before he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.[1] After his service, he earned a degree from the University of Alabama where he also played on the football team from 1946 through 1948 when he was a team captain.[1][2] After he graduated, Richeson was taken in the tenth round of the 1948 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, but ultimately played the 1949 season with the Chicago Hornets.[3]

Following his playing career, Richeson began his coaching career. After one season at Meridian Junior College, he was hired as the head coach at Livingston State College (now the University of West Alabama).[4] From 1953 through the 1956 season he compiled an overall record of four wins, 31 losses and one tie during his tenure there (4–31–1).[5] Following his tenure at Livingston, Richeson ended his coaching career and entered the private sector through his retirement in 1988.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Livingston State Tigers (Alabama Collegiate Conference) (1953–1956)
1953 Livingston State 2–7
1954 Livingston State 0–10
1955 Livingston State 1–7
1956 Livingston State 1–7–1
Livingston State: 4–31–1
Total: 4–31–1


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas R. Richeson". TimesDaily. April 3, 2003. p. 2B. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "All-time lettermen: Ray Richeson". Paul W. Bryant Museum. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Players: Ray Richeson". NFL.com. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ray Richeson to make debut as Livingston State coach". The Tuscaloosa News. August 16, 1953. p. 13. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ DeLassus, David. "T. Ray Richeson Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 29, 2011.