New coach hired for Rockford wrestling

Rockford High School is proud to announce the hiring of Brian Richardson as the head varsity wrestling coach. Richardson will take over for Don Rinehart, who recently retired after spending 35 years with the Rockford wrestling program.

Richardson has been an assistant wrestling coach at Rockford for the past 12 seasons. During these 12 years, he was a member of the staff that coached the team to nine OK Red championships, nine district championships, six regional championships and two MHSAA Division I state titles. Coach Richardson previously served as an assistant coach at Avondale High School and Kalamazoo Central High School. He was recognized as Division I Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006. He also has been a registered MHSAA wrestling official since 1985. In addition to wrestling, Coach Richardson has also been a member of the Rockford football coaching staff since 1999.

Coach Richardson has been in the teaching profession for the past 17 years and currently teaches in the area of technology education at Rockford High School. He received his undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University and his master’s degree in career and technology education from Bowling Green State University. He and his wife Carolyn reside in Rockford with their two children, Jack and Jamie.

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