NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Per a press release from the school’s athletics department, Norfolk State Head Football Coach Pete Adrian announced he is stepping down after 10 years.
“My time at Norfolk State has been terrific,” Adrian said in the release. “The players and the administration have been great to work with, and I will miss them very much. But after 46 years in coaching, I feel like I need to spend more time with my family while I can. I am very grateful for the opportunity to coach at NSU and to the fans and University administration for the support they have given me.
“My No. 1 goal when I came here was to graduate student-athletes, and I think we’ve done a good job of that.”
Adrian led the Spartans to the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. Despite some struggles in recent years, Adrian leaves as the second-winningest coach in NSU’s history, leaving with a record of 54-60. That mark is only surpassed by Dick Price (62-41-4).