Nelson and Richardson Earn 500th Win Together at Hopkins
Blue Jays Shoot 51.8 Percent from the Floor
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A 1975 graduate of Frostburg State, Richardson's primary responsibilities include working with Hopkins' post players and the team's zone offense. Richardson has tutored a long line of successful Blue Jay post players, including All-American Matt Griffin and Centennial Conference Players of the Year Matt Gorman, Greg Roehrig and Joel Wertman. He also helped Danny Nawrocki earn Centennial Conference honors three times and break the school records for total rebounds (947) and defensive rebounds (687). During his tenure, Richardson also served as a junior varsity coach for Hopkins. In 2010-11, Hopkins led the league in rebounding defense (30.4 rpg). In 2013-14, Hopkins ranked third in the Centennial and 28th in the nation in total blocks (127), while ranking fourth in the league in rebounding defense (25.00 rpg) and field goal percentage defense (.412).
Prior to joining the Blue Jay staff, Richardson served as an assistant coach at Baltimore's Dunbar High School and Morgan State University.
Richardson and his wife, Wanda, live in Baltimore. Wanda is an assistant with the Hopkins women's basketball team. They have a daughter, Erin, a 2007 graduate of Virginia Union University. Erin Richardson received her Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling in 2009 and her Doctorate in Counselor Education in 2014, both from Loyola University of Maryland.