Kenneth Pettiford
File:Kenneth Pettiford 2015.jpg
Pettiford in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 15, 2015
Biographical details
Born (1950-07-09) July 9, 1950 (age 70)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
Head coaching record

Kenneth Pettiford (born July 9, 1950) is a former American college football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) from 1987 to 1989, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU) from 1995 to 1997, and Savannah State University (SSU) from 2002 to 2003, compiling a career college football coaching record of 25–54. He currently works as a video production assistant at the Tennessee Titans games.

Coaching careerEdit

Mississippi Valley StateEdit

Pettiford was the 11th head football coach at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi and he held that position for three seasons, from 1987 until 1989. His coaching record at Mississippi Valley State was 5–2.[1]

Alabama A&MEdit

Pettiford served as head coach of the Bulldogs from 1995 to 1997 and compiled a 19–14 record.

Savannah StateEdit

Pettiford became the 19th head football coach for the Tigers in 2002.[2] In Pettiford's first season as head coach, the Tigers compiled a 1–9 record. Pettiford was fired following the fifth game of the 2003 season with a 0–5 record.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1987–1989)
1987 Mississippi Valley State 1–10 0–7 8th
1988 Mississippi Valley State 3–8 1–6 7th
1989 Mississippi Valley State 1–9 0–7 8th
Mississippi Valley State: 5–27 1–20
Alabama A&M Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1995–1997)
1995 Alabama A&M 6–5
1996 Alabama A&M 6–5
1997 Alabama A&M 7–4
Alabama A&M: 19–14
Savannah State Tigers (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (2002–2003)
2002 Savannah State 1–8
2003 Savannah State 0–5[n 1]
Savannah State: 1–13
Total: 25–54
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.



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