Former Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball player Kelly Richardson arrived in Georgetown in the fall of 1988, the same year that Coach Rhonda Farney joined the Georgetown High School coaching staff. Richardson coached at the junior varsity level from 1988 until 2013. Richardson compiled an exemplary record of 585 wins and 144 losses over the past two-plus decades. Her junior varsity teams won 16 district titles, 1 co-championship, 6 second-place and 3 third-place titles. Richardson has coached the freshman white team the past several years.

“When people think of Georgetown girls’ basketball, they think of stability, tradition and excellence. It’s safe to say that Coach Richardson has epitomized those ideals,” said Coach Farney. “She takes pride in teaching fundamentals of the game, especially shooting. In 1992, 1993 and 1995, Georgetown won the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) award for best three-point shooting percentage in the state, and in 1998, the Lady Eagles won the TABC free-throw shooting award.”

Richardson has helped coach a TABC All-Star game, and she was named TABC’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004. She also has served as Sub-Varsity chair of the Texas Girl Coaches Association (TGCA) and a member the TGCA Board of Directors. In 1999, she was named Assistant Coach of the Year for Texas and the nation by the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association.

Richardson graduated from Pampa High School in 1980 where she competed in basketball and track for 4 years. Upon graduation she accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Amarillo Junior College for Kelly Chadwick. She finished her playing career at Texas Tech under Coach Marsha Sharp from 1983-84 and was a graduate assistant in 1985 for the Lady Raiders. Coach Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education while at Texas Tech. Coach Richardson served as an assistant coach at Canyon High School under Coach Joe Lombard from 1986 to 1988 before joining Rhonda Farney and staff at Georgetown High School.

Richardson has been the head girls cross country coach since 1993. Since then, her teams have won 13 district championships, 7 runner-up titles and made 21 regional appearances as well as nine state appearances, finishing 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1996. Richardson also coaches track in the spring and teaches health education.

Coach Richardson will be coaching the Junior Varsity for the 2016-17 season.



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