NEWARK, Delaware (Ticker) — Delaware’s Harold “Tubby” Raymond, one of just nine college football coaches to reach 300 career wins, announced his retirement on Monday.
The 75-year-old Raymond has coached at Delaware for 36 years and reached the milestone victory with a 10-6 decision over Richmond on November 10. Those reaching 300 wins include legendary coaches such as Eddie Robinson, Joe Paterno, and Bear Bryant.
“Nothing lasts forever, and so it is with me,” Raymond said. “I knew eventually it would be time to leave and this just seemed like the appropriate time.”
It was Bryant who once nicknamed the 5-7 Raymond “Napolean.” And while Raymond may have been short of stature, he was long on success.
Raymond has accounted for over 50 percent of Delaware’s 575 all-time wins in 110 seasons of college football.
“Tubby Raymond is a college football icon,” Delaware athletics director Edgar N. Johnson said. “His contributions to our university, to its athletic program, to the hundreds of young men whose lives he has impacted and to the sport of football are unrivaled.”