Assistant Football Coach
Hammond native Pete Golding, one of the rising stars in the college football coaching profession, begins his second year as defensive coordinator after spending the previous two seasons in the same capacity at Delta State.
Golding, a former All-Gulf South Conference performer at Delta State and brother of former Lion Josh Golding, also coaches the Lion secondary.
In his coaching career, Golding has tutored five All-Americans that began with Michael Eubanks (LB/2006) at Tusculum (Tenn.) College.
also coached All-Americans Monterio James (CB/2006), Garrett Williams (SS/2010) and Dominique Davenport (CB/2011) before playing an instrumental role in the play of former Lion Robert Alford.
Tyler Stoddard and Todd Washington also earned All-Conference honors under the guidance of Golding
and the Lionsâ€™ pass defense finished second overall in the Southland Conference.
Prior to joining Robertsâ€™ staff, Golding served for two years as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach under Frankie DeBusk at Tusculum College, a member of the South Atlantic Conference.
Prior to being named defensive coordinator in 2008, Golding served as defensive backs coach in 2007.
was a four-year starter for the Statesmen from 2002-2005 at safety, racking up 285 career tackles to rank third in school history while recording nine career interceptions to finish fourth.
In 2004, the free safety garnered All-Gulf South Conference honors after leading the team with 85 tackles with two interceptions and eight pass break-ups.
As a senior in 2005, he
tallied 81 tackles with five tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Golding graduated in 2005 from Delta State with a degree in business.
wife, Carolyn, reside in Hammond and are the parents of an infant son, Braxton.