UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond has agreed to play Chris Mooney's former team Air Force in a home-and-home series beginning this winter.
The Spiders have added a Jan. 2 game in the Robins Center with the Falcons to their 2012-13 schedule. Richmond will head to Colorado Springs in the 2013-14 season.
Spider head coach Chris Mooney spent five years on the Air Force coaching staff, including his final season as the head coach. Richmond now has 17 home games for the 2012-13 season. The additional home game will be free to season ticket holders as part of their season ticket package.
Mooney spent three years as an assistant coach and one year as the associate head coach at Air Force under Joe Scott.
In 2003-04, Mooney helped guide the Falcons to a 22-7 record, the Mountain West Conference Regular-Season Championship with a 12-2 mark and the program's first NCAA Tournament berth in over 40 years.
Mooney took over as the head coach in 2004-05, leading the Falcons to an 18-12 record, the most victories for a first-year head coach at the school.
After one year at Air Force, he took the job at Richmond, where he has led the Spiders to two NCAA Tournaments, a Sweet 16, Atlantic 10 Championship and two Top-25 finishes.