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July 12, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Dave Richardson, formerly of the University of Miami (Fla.), has been hired as the associate strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports, the Ohio State Department of Athletics released Tuesday. He will work with the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Ohio State.

Richardson began his duties July 8.

“I am excited about the opportunity here at Ohio State,” Richardson said. “Coach (Jim) Foster has a great women’s basketball program and the men’s team is up-and coming with Coach (Thad) Matta and his staff.”

Prior to working with the men’s basketball team at Miami, where he spent the last four years, Richardson worked for six seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to his stint at Louisiana-Monroe, Richardson served five years as head strength and conditioning coach at Nicholls State University. Two of the seasons at Nicholls State he served as the head track and field coach.

The Monroe, La., native also worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Central America’s Davis Cup tennis team in 1991.

Richardson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance in 1989 and a master’s degree in exercise science in 1990 from Louisiana-Monroe, has a strong background in power lifting. In 1984 he won the Alaska powerlifting state championship and was crowned the Louisiana state powerlifting champion in 1986 and 1987.

In 1985 and 1986 he was the ArkLaMiss champion and was listed among the Powerlifting USA Top 100. In addition, Richardson served five years in the Army and was a member of the All-Army powerlifting team.

Experience
2001-2005 Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.
1995-2001 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, La.
1990-1995 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux, La.
1991 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Central America’s Davis Cup tennis team
1986-1990 Student Assistant, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, La.
 
Education
1990 M.S. in Exercise Science, University of Louisiana at Monroe, La.
1989 B.S. in Health and Human Performance, University of Louisiana at Monroe, La.
 
Personal Information
Full Name: Dave Richardson
Date of Birth: Jan. 31, 1963
Hometown: Monroe, La.
Wife: Married to the former Amanda Ladner
Children: Megan (20), David Sandow (7)