- Full Name Pete Golding
- Occupation Football Coach
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Louisiana, USA
- Birth Date Feb 08, 1984
- Age 38 Years, 7 Months
Pete Golding | BiographyPete Golding's father, Skip Golding, is a football coach
On 15 December 2017, Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Pete Golding as a defensive assistant for the Crimson Tide in 2018. For the 2018 season, Golding served as the Tide's Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers. In February 2019, he was promoted to defensive coordinator.
Pete Golding is an American football coach currently coaching The University of Alabama’s football team Alabama Crimson Tide.
Who is Pete Golding?
Pete Golding is the defensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Football League. He was born on 8 February 1984 in Hammond, Louisiana. Golding graduated with a degree in business from Delta State University in 2005.
Golding’s father, Skip Golding, is a football coach. He began coaching football after graduating from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1979.
After four seasons as a starter at safety for Statesmen (2002-2005), Golding began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Delta State University in 2006.
Golding has coached five All-Americans in his coaching tenure, beginning with Michael Eubanks (LB/2006) at Tusculum (Tenn.) College. He has coached All-Americans Monterio James (CB/2006), Garrett Williams (SS/2010), and Dominique Davenport (CB/2011).
Under head coach Frankie DeBusk, Golding spent two years as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Tusculum College, which is a member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Golding was the defensive backs coach in 2007 before being named defensive coordinator in 2008.
Under Golding’s guidance, the college’s Pioneers developed into an explosive and record-breaking defensive squad. In 2007, Tusculum College set a new school record with 14 interceptions. In 2008, Tusculum College led the SAC in sacks and forced turnovers to an NCAA Division II playoff trip.
In 2010, during Golding’s first year back at Delta State’s Statesmen advanced to the NCAA DII National Championship game with an 11–4 overall record and a 6–2 record in the Gulf South Conference. They won their third Gulf South Conference title in four years. However, in the championship game, Delta State University was defeated by Minnesota-Duluth, 20–17, on a last-second game-winning field goal.
Golding then joined as the defensive coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana for two seasons. In his final season, Southeastern Louisiana’s Lions won a program-record 11 games, including a perfect 7–0 record in Southland Conference play on their way to their first league title since 1961. In their first-ever appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, Southeastern Louisiana advanced to the quarterfinals, and his defense led the Southland in both total and scoring defense.
On 15 December 2017, Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Pete Golding as a defensive assistant for the Crimson Tide in 2018. For the 2018 season, Golding served as the Tide’s Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers.
In February 2019, he was promoted to defensive coordinator.
He helped Alabama win the national championship in 2020.
Golding is married to his wife Carolyn. The couple has three children, Braxton, Bentley, and Bailey.
Charged with DUI
Golding was detained and charged with driving under the influence on 4 February 2022. He was arrested in Northport city boundaries at 1 a.m., according to Northport Police Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter, who only verified the arrest of a Stephen Thomas Golding.
However, a review of the University of Alabama’s pay database confirmed Golding’s identity. As a result, the bond was set at $500.
In response to the arrest, Golding issued the following statement through the athletic department that read:
I am deeply sorry for the actions that led to my arrest last night. I sincerely apologize to my family, everyone in our organization, including our players, Coach Saban, the staff, The University of Alabama, and our fans. Regardless of the outcome of this pending investigation, I did not uphold the values I have for myself and the values of the Alabama football program. I am committed to learning and growing from this mistake and I will work to earn back the trust of those who I have disappointed.
Alabama also released an official statement the day after the incident and said, “Alabama Athletics is aware of the incident involving Pete Golding. We are mindful of the seriousness of the situation and will continue to gather more information to address this personnel matter.”
Golding has a salary of $1.5 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is through his career as a defensive coordinator.