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Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Russ Huesman
With nearly 20 years of coaching in the Colonial Athletic Association, Russ Huesman brings a wealth of experience to his new job as the head coach of the University of Richmond football team. Huesman returns to the Spiders, where he was the defensive coordinator on the 2008 National Championship team, after eight tremendously successful seasons at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.   FULL BIO
Defensive Coordinator
Adam Braithwaite
The old adage of "Defense Wins Championships" holds true when it comes to Braithwaite, who enters his first season as the Spiders' defensive coordinator in 2017. He arrived at Richmond after five seasons at UTC with Coach Huesman. He was the defensive coordinator for his final four seasons, each of which saw the Mocs as the SoCon's top-rated defense.   FULL BIO
Wide Receivers Coach
Marc Bacote
Bacote, a Virginia native, joins the Spiders after spending the past two seasons coaching on the defensive side of the ball at Hampton University. He has spent nearly 10 years coaching collegiately, all but two of those spent in his home state.    FULL BIO
Defensive Line Coach
Carey Bailey
During his one year on Huesman's staff at UTC, Bailey's defensive line was the anchor behind a defense that ranked in the top-10 nationally in scoring defense and total defense. He coached Keionta Davis, who earned his second straight All-American honor and was named the top defensive end in the country by HERO Sports.   FULL BIO
Quarterbacks Coach
Aaron Corp
Corp, a former Spider himself, returns to Richmond to take over as the quarterbacks coach for Jeff Durden's offense. He spent the past two seasons at Norfolk State as the Spartans' QB coach.   FULL BIO
Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator
Dave Legg
Dave Legg begins his eighth season at Richmond in 2014, serving in various coaching capacities with the Spiders over the past seven seasons.   FULL BIO
Linebackers Coach
Justin Wood
Woods, a Virginia native, joins the Richmond staff after spending the past two seasons mentoring the inside linebackers at VMI.    FULL BIO
Running Backs Coach
Sparky Woods
Woods brings a great wealth of football knowledge and experience with him to Richmond. Woods has 17 years of head coaching experience at Appalachian State, South Carolina and most recently, VMI, as well as 20 years of assistant coach experience at both the collegiate and professional levels.   FULL BIO
Offensive Coordinator
Jeff Durden
Championships is nothing new to Durden, who will enter his first season as the Spiders' offensive coordinator in 2017. In his past 15 years as an offensive coordinator at the FCS level, Durden's teams have won seven conference championships and a national championship.   FULL BIO
Director of Strength & Conditioning/Football
Scott Brincks
Brincks comes to Richmond after a long stint at UTC, where he helped aid in over 40 championships for the Mocs' programs.   FULL BIO
Director of Football Operations
Chaz Coleman
Coleman returns to Richmond as a member of the football staff, taking over the Director of Operations duty, a position he assisted with during his time as a graduate assistant in 2015 during the Spiders' run to the FCS Semifinals.   FULL BIO
Offensive Line Coach
Adam Ross
Whenever a championship winning coach describes you as one of the best he's ever been around, you've got some pedigree and that's exactly how Huesman describes Ross, who enters his first season as the Spiders' offensive line coach. He comes to Richmond after spending 2016 on Huesman's staff at Chattanooga.   FULL BIO
Dimes Coach/Recruiting
Rod West
A wealth of knowledge as a player and a coach is exactly what West brings into his first season on the Spiders' staff. West, who spent two seasons with Huesman at UTC, will be charged with coaching the Dimes position, an integral part of the Spiders' defensive scheme.   FULL BIO
Video Coordinator/Football
John Srofe
Srofe joins the Richmond staff after spending one year with Coach Huesman at UTC as the video coordinator and defensive quality control specialist for the Mocs.   FULL BIO

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