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ART RICHARDSON

2003 - SOCCER
 
Art Richardson, graduate, University of Pittsburgh, was a three-year letterman at the University of Pittsburgh, a 1966 Team Captain, Most Valuable Player and a 1965 and 1966 Regional Soccer All-American.

Art played semi-pro soccer throughout Western Pennsylvania from 1966 through 1988, and Professional Soccer for the Pittsburgh Cannons in 1973 and Pittsburgh Miners in 1975.

Art was Trinity High School's soccer coach from 1968 through 1985. His teams compiled a record of 225-61-33 for an outstanding .757 winning percentage. Under Art's direction, Trinity became one of the most successful and outstanding soccer programs in Pennsylvania. His teams won 10 conference championships, were WPIAL Champions in 1974, three-time WPIAL runners-up (1975, 1983 and 1984), and PIAA champions in 1983. He was named the WPIAL Coach-of-the-Year in 1983.

Art developed an amazing 84 WPIAL All-Star Players, 11 All-PIAA Players and four All-American players at Trinity. He became the first Western Pennsylvania Coach selected to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

A past president of the Pennsylvania Coaches Association Member-WPIAL soccer steering committee from 1972 to present and the current All-State Chairman-Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association. Rounding out his soccer career, Art was a National Collegiate Official from 1980 through 1996 and the PIAA from 1985 to 2000. He was the rules interpreter for the PIAA Districts 7 and 8 in 1996 to 2000 and a member of the National Federation Rules Committee from 1997 to 2000.

Art and his wife, Susan, reside in Prosperity and are parents of three children, Rachael, Erik and Lorinda and have one grandchild.
 

 

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