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Ace Mumford


Arnett William Mumford

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Buckannon, WV


Southern University and A&M College (1936-1942)

Southern University and A&M College (1944-1961)

Texas College (1931-1935)

Bishop College (1927-1929)

Jarvis Christian College (1924-1926)


Arnett "Ace" Mumford graduated from Wilberforce in 1924 and started his college coaching career that fall. He was head coach at Jarvis 1924-26, Bishop 1927-29, Texas College 1931-35, and Southern University 1936-42, 1944-61. He won six Black College National Championships - at Texas College in 1935 and at Southern in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954 and 1960. His record at Southern was 169-52-14. He had a 38-game undefeated streak at Southern 1948-51. He was a winner, and he was equally known for his concern for his players' education. He stressed academics in talks to his team. In 23 years at Southern he won 11 championships in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.


Wins 225

Losses 86

Ties 23

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