Richardson honored as state cheer Coach of the Year
DENVER ” The true value of a high school coach is not measured in how many championships are won, but, by the impact they have in their students lives.
That, according to past and current members of Glenwood Springs High School’s cheerleading squad, makes Kim Richardson special.
“They couldn’t have picked a better person,” said 2004 GSHS graduate Courtney McCallum of her former coach as she was presented as the Colorado Spirit Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year during Saturday’s state spirit championships.
“To be honest, they should have picked all three of (Glenwood’s coaches) because they’re the most amazing people,” McCallum added. “Other than my parents, those three women have made the biggest impact in my life and in my friends lives.”
And, it’s hard to think of Richardson without her coaching colleagues, Lynn Goluba and Jody Jordan, at her side.
Of the three, Richardson has been coaching the Demons cheerleaders the longest. She’s been a part of the high school’s cheerleading program for 13 years.
Together the three coaches have led Glenwood to a top-five finish at the annual Colorado High School Activities Association’s state championship in Class 4A for six straight years, and three straight 4A state titles, including Saturday’s championship win.
In addition, Glenwood cheer squads under the direction of the three-person coaching staff, have fashioned a five-year qualifying streak to the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla.
Richardson, a non-faculty coach at GSHS, is an investment executive at Sumner Schachter. In 2001, she received the Outstanding Sales Assistant Award from Registered Representative Magazine.
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The 40th annual Demon Invitational track and field meet takes place Saturday, May 15 at Stubler Memorial Field.