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Richmond Spiders
Current season:
2022 Richmond Spiders
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First season 1881
Athletic director John Hardt
Head coach Russ Huesman
3rd year, 18–20 (.474)
Home stadium E. Claiborne Robins Stadium
Stadium capacity 8,217
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Richmond, Virginia
Conference Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
All-time history
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All-time record 559–657–53 (.461)
Postseason bowl record 1–1 (.500)
Claimed national titles 1 (2008)
Conference titles 13
Rivalries William & Mary Tribe
James Madison Dukes (rivalry)
VMI Keydets
Current uniform
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Colors Blue and Red


Uniform outfitter Nike

The Richmond Spiders football team represents the University of Richmond located in Richmond, Virginia. The Spiders are a member of the NCAA FCS Colonial Athletic Association and play their home games at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium in Richmond. The Spiders are currently coached by Russ Huesman, who was named head coach of the Spiders, on December 14, 2016, replacing Danny Rocco who had depart to become head coach at the University of Delaware a day earlier.[1]

In 2008, No. 7 Richmond beat Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian State, and Northern Iowa to advance to the NCAA Division I Football Championship against Montana. In the FCS National Championship Game on December 19, 2008, they defeated Montana 24–7 to win the first team NCAA national title for the University of Richmond in any sport.

Richmond's traditional rival in many sports is the College of William & Mary. In football, the Richmond Spiders and the William & Mary Tribe have met 127 times since 1898, making the rivalry (sometimes referred to as "the South's oldest rivalry") the fourth most-played in Division I college football. Only Lafayette–Lehigh, Princeton–Yale, and Harvard–Yale have played more games. The winner of the annual W&M–Richmond match-up claims the Capital Cup (formerly the I-64 Trophy), which reflects the historical significance of the cities of Williamsburg and Richmond as the last two capitals of the Commonwealth of Virginia.[2]

Conference affiliations

  • 1881–1900: Independent
  • 1900–1920: Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association (EVIAA)
  • 1907–1910: South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SAIAA) – participated simultaneously as a member of both organizations
  • 1921–1931: Independent
  • 1932–1935: Virginia Conference
  • 1936–1975: Southern Conference
  • 1976–1977: NCAA Division I Independent
  • 1978–1981: NCAA Division I-A Independent
  • 1982–1985: NCAA Division I-AA Independent
  • 1986–1996: Yankee Conference
  • 1997–2006: Atlantic 10 Conference
  • 2007–present: Colonial Athletic Association


Recent season results


Season Coach Record
2021 Russ Huesman 6-5
2020 Russ Huesman 3-1 (shortened season due to COVID-19 pandemic)


Season Coach Record
2019 Russ Huesman 5-7
2018 Russ Huesman 4-7
2017 Russ Huesman 6-5
2016 Danny Rocco 10-4
2015 Danny Rocco 10-4
2014 Danny Rocco 9-5
2013 Danny Rocco 6-6
2012 Danny Rocco 8-3
2011 Wayne Lineburg 3-8
2010 Latrell Scott 6-5


Season Coach Record
2009 Mike London 11-2
2008 Mike London 13-3
2007 Dave Clawson 11-3
2006 Dave Clawson 6-5
2005 Dave Clawson 9-4
2004 Dave Clawson 3-8
2003 Jim Reid 2-9
2002 Jim Reid 4-7
2001 Jim Reid 3-8
2000 Jim Reid 10-3


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