GMC Congrats To Mason Head Coach Greg Richards On Win 350


Greg Richards, Mason Boys Head Basketball Coach, recently achieved another milestone in his illustrious coaching career for the Comets.  Richards achieved his 350th coaching victory, Friday night, January 11, 2019 with his teams win at Lakota West.

Under Richard’s leadership, Mason won the school’s first GMC title in the 2014-15 season (co-champs with East) and was named the GMC Coach of the Year.  His Comets won back-to-back titles in the 2015-16 season, going undefeated (16-0) in the conference that year.  Richards was once again named the league Coach of the Year.  

Richards has been the varsity boy’s basketball coach at Mason since the 1995-96 season (24 seasons).  He’s also coached baseball and football, and was at one time the middle school athletic director.  As a member of the FAVC his Comet teams won three straight league Championships from 2005-2007.  Richards was named the FAVC Coach of the Year for each of those seasons. 

Greg Richards was a 1977 Mason graduate and earned eight varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football as a Comet.  As a senior on the mound, Richards, a right-hander, was 15-1 and led Mason to the Class AA regional finals, where the Comets lost to Deer Park.

Richards went on to play baseball and football at Wilmington College for one year, and transferred to play baseball at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee for his sophomore year.  He finished up his collegiate baseball career at Austin Peay.

After pitching three seasons in the Montreal Expos organization, Richards spent two years teaching at Clinton-Massie High School, where he was the head baseball coach and JV basketball coach. Richards came back to Mason in 1989 and has been there ever since.

Richards was inducted into the Mason Hall of Fame in 2002.  Greg announced his retirement from public education following the 2014-15 school year.  He lives in Mason with his wife, Cathie. They have three children: Jessica, Kyle, and Kacey.

Photo and Article content compliments of Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen