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Schmuck: Towson's Diane Richardson takes long, winding road to first Division I head coaching job

Schmuck: Towson's Diane Richardson takes long, winding road to first Division I head coaching job

When Diane Richardson was introduced as Towson University’s new women’s basketball coach June 30, she really didn’t need an introduction.

Her resume was crowded with accomplishments and experience in this region, beginning with her own amateur athletic career that would have crested as a member of the United States track and field Team at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow if the U.S. had not pulled out of the games to protest the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

Since then, she has taken no short cuts on her long journey to become a Division I head coach, but she did take a few detours.

Richardson, 58, ran one of the country’s dominant high school programs at Riverdale Baptist...

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