Inducted in 2000
Richard was inducted into the SHSAA Packer Sports Greats in 2000.
Richard coached gymnastics at South High from 1967 to 1988. He had 64 athletes who received individual state championship honors. Two of those were Olympians Jim Hartung and Phil Cahoy.
His boys teams won seven state titles and 12 Metro Conference titles and had a 158-27 dual meet record. His girls teams won two state invitational titles and two Metro titles.