Herman Riddick

Herman Henry Riddick (July 28, 1907 – September 26, 1968) was an American football coach. He was the ninth head football coach at North Carolina College at Durham—now known as North Carolina Central University, serving for 20 seasons, from 1945 to 1964, and compiling a record of 112–57–10. His tenure is the longest of any coach in the history of the North Carolina Central Eagles football program.[1]

Herman Riddick
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Riddick pictured in The Maroon and Grey 1946, North Carolina Central yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1907-07-28)July 28, 1907
Gates County, North Carolina
DiedSeptember 26, 1968(1968-09-26) (aged 61)
Durham, North Carolina
Playing career
1930–1932North Carolina College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1944Hillside HS (NC)
1945–1964North Carolina College
Head coaching record
Overall111–57–11 (college)
82–5–3 (high school)
Bowls1–0
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 black college national
4 CIAA (1953–1954, 1956, 1961, 1963)

A native of Gatesville, North Carolina, Riddick played college football at North Carolina College before graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1933. He began his coaching career in 1936 at Hillside High School, in Durham, North Carolina.[2] Riddick died on September 26, 1968, in Durham.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina College Eagles (Colored/Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association|Colored) (1945–1964)
1945 North Carolina College 6–3 5–1 3rd
1946 North Carolina College 7–3 5–3 6th
1947 North Carolina College 2–7 2–6 12th
1948 North Carolina College 6–3–1 4–3–1 7th
1949 North Carolina College 4–5 3–4 8th
1950 North Carolina College 7–2 6–1 2nd
1951 North Carolina College 7–2–1 5–1–1 3rd
1952 North Carolina College 4–4 4–2 2nd
1953 North Carolina College 5–3 5–1 1st
1954 North Carolina College 7–1–1 6–0–1 1st W National Classic Bowl
1955 North Carolina College 4–1–2 3–1–2 4th
1956 North Carolina College 5–2–2 5–0–2 T–1st
1957 North Carolina College 5–4 4–3 10th
1958 North Carolina College 7–2 5–1 2nd
1959 North Carolina College 4–4–1 3–3 8th
1960 North Carolina College 7–2 5–2 3rd
1961 North Carolina College 7–0–2 5–0–2 1st
1962 North Carolina College 6–3 4–3 7th
1963 North Carolina College 8–1 6–1 1st
1964 North Carolina College 4–5 2–5 13th
North Carolina College: 112–57–10 87–41–9
Total: 112–57–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ North Carolina Central University coaching records Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Riddick 4th Postwar CIAA Great To Die". Pittsburgh Courier. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October 19, 1968. p. 14. Retrieved August 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com  .
  3. ^ "Grid Coach Dies". Rocky Mount Telegram. Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Associated Press. September 27, 1968. p. 13. Retrieved August 16, 2019 – via Newspapers.com  .

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