MARQUETTE, MICH. (WZMQ) – It’s a new era for Wildcat football. Earlier today, incoming football coach Shane Richardson held his introductory press conference on Northerns campus.
Coach Richardson is no stranger to the Marquette area, having spent his college years playing for the Wildcats in the late 90s. he says
while he expressed his happiness to be back in the upper peninsula
Richardson understands he’s taking control of a team that hasn’t had a winning season in 13 years.
To address this, Richardson has replaced the entire coaching staff, bringing with him his own coordinators and position coaches.
Richardson also noted he’s been interviewing candidates to fill additional roles. He has received mostly positive feedback from wildcat fans, although some have questioned his record of 37 and 48, at UNC-Pembroke, where he was the head coach for 8 years.
When asked about his tenure at Pembroke, Richardson said “Were judged by numbers and were judged by wins and losses, as you pointed out, but it’s about the process and I’m never going to go against that.”
Coach Richardson told me that he will have his first full team meeting next week.
Rick Comley, a well-known name in the wildcat sports community who currently serves as athletic director for Northern, said that the university is working hard to get past the stigma that they don’t care about football and are working hard to make this a successful program
Coach Richardson told 19 News that he will have his first full team meeting next week when classes at the college resume.