“My goal every year is to get the players I coach to love the game and have as much fun playing as I do,” says Richard Judd, coach of the girls’ basketball team.
Coach Judd has been coaching at Kent Denver for 24 years, and he took over the girls’ basketball program in 2013. He believes that sports at the high school level teach many valuable lessons, including teamwork and weighing the good and the bad equally. Student-athletes face many challenges, says Coach Judd, and in sports students can learn many lessons that apply to life off the court, as well.
Coach Judd took his team to the State Tournament in his first year heading the program, and the Sun Devils have made the state tournament in all but one of the years since. Most notably, Coach Judd led Kent Denver to a 21-4 record and a final four berth in the 2017-18 season.
He works full-time as Kent Denver’s Associate Director of Athletics and Fitness.