Greg Richardson is in his third year with the WSSU Rams, and with a wealth of experience and a strong knowledge of the game, Richardson will be counted upon to be a key figure in guiding the development of the Rams’ inside linebackers on the Rams’ highly touted defense. During his career, Richardson has built a strong knowledge of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) with stints a four different CIAA schools during his impressive career.
Richardson comes to Winston-Salem State to continue a great career in football coaching at numerous levels. Throughout his career, Richardson has made a point of developing strong defensive units at every turn. Most recently, Richardson served as a volunteer assistant coach at Catawba College after spending two seasons as the defensive coordinator at nearby Livingstone College. He also spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Johnson C. Smith.
He also spent time as the defensive coordinator right here at Winston-Salem State University. He's also spent time as the defensive coordinator at former CIAA schools North Carolina Central and Norfolk State University. He also served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.
In addition to his numerous stints as a defensive coordinator, Richardson has also spent two seasons serving as a head football coach. Most recently, he served as the head coach of the 2005 Virginia Union Panthers where he compiled a 5-5 record. During his tenure with the Panthers, he led the team to a fifth-placed national ranking in total defense, a third place national ranking in passing defense, and an eighth place ranking in scoring defense. In addition to serving as head coach of the Panthers, Richardson also served as the head coach of the Livingstone College Blue Bears from 1999-2001. Prior to beginning his collegiate coaching career, Richardson built a strong career in high school where he served in numerous roles both on the sidelines and in the classroom.
Richardson is a 1974 graduate of North Carolina Central University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.