Richard’s pitching career started with Kingston Little League. He pitched a no-hitter against Plymouth during district inter-league play in 1956. In 1959 in junior teeners, he pitched three consecutive no-hitters. At Kingston High School, Richard participated in three sports; baseball, football and basketball. As a pitcher, his three-year record was 20 wins and 5 losses. The Kingston High team share co-championship honors with Hanover during his junior and senior years. His three-year football team record was 25 wins and 5 losses. He co-captained the football team his senior year, with the team recording 9 wins and 1 loss. In basketball, he led the team in assists and steals his senior year. At Wilkes University, Richard again participated in three sports; baseball, football and basketball. His most outstanding performance was in baseball, where he lettered four years and was named Most Valuable Player his junior and senior years. Richard went on to coach Little League and Teeners in the Back Mountain from 1980 through 1992. He also coached youth soccer. As a member of the Back Mountain Golf League, he scored a hole-in-one in 2001 on #8 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course. Richard currently resides in Dallas with his wife Marilyn. They are the parents of two: Karyn and Richard.