Norfolk State’s Adrian announces retirement

Norfolk, VA ( – Norfolk State University football coach Pete
Adrian announced his retirement Monday after 10 seasons guiding the Spartans.

The 66-year-old Adrian posted a 54-60 record, including 4-8 this season, at the
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school. The Spartans won the 2011 conference
title and advanced to the FCS playoffs under Adrian.

“My time at Norfolk State has been terrific,” Adrian said. “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 departs as the second-winningest coach in school history behind Dick
Price (62-41-4).