Member of the 2021 Championship Roster Joins Albany Empire Coaching Staff

October 1st, 2021

Albany, NY - Former Albany Empire linebacker and fullback Jeramie Richardson, a member of the 2021 Empire championship roster, is coming back to Albany as the fullbacks and linebackers coach! 

In Richardson’s final season as a player, he returned to the Albany Empire as a fullback to bolster the Empire backfield, and helped bring a championship back to the Capital Region! 

Coach Menas had nothing but positive words about Richardson, “Transitioning from player to coach is difficult, however in Jeramie Richardson’s case he had many of the traits to be an outstanding coach as a player. I am happy to announce him as an addition to our staff, where he will be an integral part in developing our young players as well as our veterans”.

Richardson is eager to begin his coaching career, saying “I am extremely excited for the opportunity to learn from Coach Menas and his incredible coaching staff full of winners and veterans of the game. I look forward to bringing great energy and knowledge to the players, with my eyes on another championship to the city of Albany”. 

Jeramie Richardson is a San Antonio, Texas native; graduating from Sandra Day O’Connor High School in 2002, where he was unanimously named an All District defensive end, as well was being awarded San Antonio All Star game defensive MVP. After graduating high school, Richardson enrolled in Tyler junior college, playing defensive end and winning the Heart of Texas Bowl in 2003. He then transferred to Angelo State University. 

Richardson began his professional career in 2011 with the West Texas Roughnecks, where he was a member of the best defense in IFL history. He then moved into the AFL, playing as an Ironman on multiple teams. In 2019, Richardson played solely at Mack linebacker for the AFL’s rendition of the Albany Empire.