The “Character Counts” Coach of the Year Award honors a worthy recipient who embodies the Six Pillars of Character®: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Rather than spotlight winning records and isolated acts of heroism or generosity, the Award was conceived to recognize individuals whose coaching lives and achievements demonstrate an enduring commitment to any or all of the following qualities associated with good character.
In recognition of this honor, a $1,000 cash award will be made in the name of Richardson to the MOC-Floyd Valley athletic department to further enhance character development initiatives.
Gary has been a teacher, coach and school administrator since 1978. He has coached at Danville, Harris-Lake Park and MOC-Floyd Valley. He was MOC-Floyd Valley’s Superintendent of Schools from 2002 until his retirement in 2013. Gary served as a volunteer assistant girl’s basketball coach at MOC-Floyd Valley and assumed head coaching duties in 2013. He will be coaching the Lady Dutch in the Class 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament next week.
Richardson will be honored at halftime of the Class 1A championship game Friday, March 7th.