July 12, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dave Richardson, who has more than 25 years of experience in collegiate strength and conditioning, has joined the Ohio State men’s lacrosse program. Richardson has been on the Ohio State staff since 2005 and most recently worked with the men’s basketball team.
“Coach Richardson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program. He is an incredible leader and builder of young men,” Nick Myers, Ohio State men’s lacrosse head coach, said. “We look for him to make an immediate impact as we prepare for the 2018 season and beyond.”
Richardson spent five years as an assistant strength trainer at the University of Miami (Fla.) before joining the Buckeyes. He also worked for six seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and spent five years as head strength and conditioning coach at Nicholls State University, where he also served as head track and field coach for two years.
“I have known Coach Myers for a number of years and have a ton of respect for how he runs the program and the passion he has for building and teaching men,” Richardson said. “I am excited to get going with this team and have high expectations for what we can achieve.”
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.
As an undergrad, Richardson was a student assistant on the ULM strength staff.
Richardson, his wife, Amanda, and son David, reside in Columbus. His daughter Megan is a teacher in Louisiana.