2002 Hall of Fame Inductee
HAROLD R. "TUBBY" RAYMOND
Assistant Football Coach (1954-65)
Head Baseball Coach (1956-64)
Head Football Coach (1966-2001)
Harold R. "Tubby" Raymond capped one of the most successful coaching tenures in the history of college football when he retired following the 2001 season. A member of the University of Delaware coaching staff since 1954, Raymond served as assistant coach under College Football Hall of Famer David Nelson for 12 years before taking over the head coaching position in 1966. He went on to a stellar 36-year career that saw him lead the Blue Hens to a record of 300-119-3, three national titles, 16 NCAA playoff appearances, 14 Lambert Cup trophies, nine ECAC Team of the Year awards, and nine conference titles. A native of Flint, Mich., he earned his 300th victory with a win over Richmond Nov. 10, 2001, making him just the ninth coach in college history to reach that milestone and only the fourth to accomplish the feat at one school. Raymond coached 15 National Football League draft picks and 34 first team All-Americans and led his teams to small college national titles in 1971, 1972, and 1979. The Blue Hens were also national runner-up two other times during his tenure. He was named national coach of the year four times, regional coach of the year seven times, and was named Atlantic 10/Yankee Conference Coach of the Year in 1991. He also served as head baseball coach at Delaware in 1956-64, leading the Blue Hens to a record of 142-54-2 and guiding the team to four Middle Atlantic Conference titles and a 1956 NCAA Tournament appearance. He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and was enshrined in the National College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Raymond resides in Landenberg, Pa. with his wife Diane and has four children and 12 grandchildren.
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