2014 Convention Athletics Speaker
Mike London, current Associate Head Coach for the University of Maryland, and former Head Coach for the University of Virginia football team, was one of the most popular speakers at the 2014 Biennial Convention and Centennial Celebration.
Coach London served eight seasons as the head football coach of the Wahoos. In just his second season at UVA, Coach London guided the Cavaliers to an impressive 8-5 season that concluded with an appearance in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl. After the season, London was recognized as the 2011 ACC Coach of the Year, was the recipient of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Grant Teaff Award, and was henamed Bobby Ross Division I Coach of the Year. Prior to his arrival at UVA, he was the head coach at the University of Richmond for two seasons.
A native of Hampton, Va., London played defensive back at Richmond from 1979-82, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology there in 1983. He led the Spiders with six interceptions as a senior captain in 1982. In addition to earning all-state honors, he was chosen the team’s MVP and received the Spiders’ Coaches Award. Following graduation, he received a degree in law enforcement from the Richmond Police Academy, serving as a detective for the street crimes unit from November 1984 to July 1989. The Dallas Cowboys signed him as a free agent in 1983, and he entered the coaching ranks in 1989.
Mike is a 2009 initiate of the University of Richmond Circle. A video of his speech at the 2014 convention is available here.