Date of Birth
University of Delaware (1966-2001)
During the 36-year head coaching career of Harold "Tubby" Raymond, he witnessed many changes to the classification of small college football. He won at every level. In the era before classification, he won a national championship in 1971 and repeated with an undefeated title team the following year. When the NCAA created the classification system in the early 1970's, he was the Division II national runner-up in 1974 and national champion in 1979. When the NCAA created the Division I-AA level (FCS) Delaware was runner-up in 1982. Overall Raymond won 300 games. In addition to his three national championships, his teams won 14 Lambert Cup trophies as the best small college team in the east, and were awarded 23 post season bids, including four consecutive wins in the Boardwalk Bowl. Raymond spent nearly a half century at Delaware, first as an assistant coach for 12 seasons to Hall of Fame coach Dave Nelson. As Nelson's backfield coach, he was instrumental in the implementation of the Delaware Winged-T, an offense that was adopted by thousands of high school and college teams. At the time of his retirement, Raymond had accounted for over half of the total wins accumulated by the Blue Hens in the 110-year history of the program.
Class of 2003