Vincent White steps down as football coach at Mullen, Stanley Richardson takes over

Columbine Mullen football

(Lance Wendt/

Mullen football coach Vincent White has stepped down as the head coach, the school announced on Thursday afternoon. Stanley Richardson, an assistant, will take over as coach.

In a press release, White, a 1979 graduate of the school who led the Mustangs to the Class 3A title as a senior, said he is returning to the Philadelphia area to rejoin his family.

"I've been here for a year and Mullen's a great place, like it was when I was here (as a student-athlete), and I enjoyed coming back," White said. "It's a special place. We'll miss it dearly."

White will remain as a special assistant to new school president Raul Cardenas.

"We're very sad to hear that coach White won't be heading our football team, but I’m still very excited that he is going to be helping us engage our alumni from that region and increasing our friends," Cardenas said.

Mullen went 4-7 in White's lone season.

Follow all of the coaching movement this offseason in our coaching changes tracker.