June 30, 2009
Mike London has received a contract extension from the University of Richmond, after making school history during his first year at the head of the Spiders' program. The athletic department added two years to London's current contract, meaning he is now signed through the 2014 season.
London's first year at Richmond was nothing short of exceptional. The Spiders posted a 13-3 record, including a nine game winning streak to end the season. The biggest feat accomplished came in December, when London led Richmond to its first ever national title. The Spiders topped Montana, 21-7, to take home the championship.
The former Cavalier assistant was named FCS National Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, as well as Schutt Sports/American Football Monthly.
London will have a strong base to work with come the 2009 campaign. Richmond will return 16 starters from its national championship team, and the recruiting class boasts promise, as well.
The Spiders appear to be very committed to football. In addition to signing London, they are also working on a 25 million dollar on-campus football stadium that will be completed prior to kickoff in 2010.