On Friday, College Football Hall Of Famer Harold “Tubby” Raymond died at age 92. Raymond coached 36 seasons at the University of Delaware winning three National Championships (1971, 1972, 1979). He took the Blue Hens to the NCAA Playoffs 16 times (the most recent in 2000).
Raymond’s overall record was 300-119-3. He was a native of Flint, MI and played quarterback and linebacker at the University of Michigan. Ironically, the helmet design long associated with the Wolverines is also the one utilized by the Blue Hens.
“We pass along our deepest sympathies to the Raymond Family and everyone who loves Delaware Football,” said UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak in a Friday statement. “Coach Raymond was a true icon and his legacy lives on among all Blue Hens. We certainly remember all the great accomplishments that Coach Raymond provided Delaware fans over the years, but more importantly we celebrate the impact he had on the lives of so many student-athletes.”