Coach Richards is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Hawks. He earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Northland International University and a master's degree from Regent University in Organizational Leadership and Development. He played one year of basketball at Northland (NCCAA – Div. II).
Richards was a private school athletic director for nine years. He coached both girls and boys basketball teams for 11 years. He has won a total of eight basketball conference, state and regional private high school championships. Coach Richards has also been an assistant coach with a semi-pro basketball team for the past two years and made it to the championship round both years before coming to CSM.