Winter sports taking a pause

"The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) recognizes that today’s announcement by Governor Pritzker will temporarily pause the IHSA’s winter sports season. We remain optimistic that these new mitigations, coupled with the emergence of a vaccine, will aid in creating participation opportunities in the New Year for IHSA student-athletes in winter, spring, and summer sports. The IHSA Board of Directors will meet as scheduled on November 19, 2020, to continue plotting out potential paths for IHSA sport and activity participation through the remainder of the school year. Although representatives from the Governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health will be unable to attend the meeting, today’s updated guidance from Governor Pritzker will aid the Board’s decision-making. We have asked Deputy Governor Ruiz and Dr. Ezike to engage with us in the near future, so that we can collaborate on developing a plan to safely conduct IHSA sports and activities as soon as possible. IHSA schools have been exemplary in adhering to state regulations throughout this pandemic and we hope that non-school programs will hold themselves to the same standard as we all put the long-term health and safety of our fellow citizens ahead of short-term athletic competition."

Craig Anderson - IHSA Executive Director 
Richards High School will be pausing winter sports at this time. Please feel free to reach out directly to the winter coaches for further information. 

12/7/2020 4:41 PM








Dr. Ty Harding


Mike Jacobson

Athletic Director

Brian Wujcik

Atheltic Admin Assistant

Sarah Ficaro



Coaching Staff


Head Coach


Jeff Kortz

Basketball - Boys

Chris Passafiume

Basketball - Girls

Jeff Kortz

Bowling - Boys

Brad Wright

Bowling - Girls

Ed Fink


Katie Basich

Competitive Cheerleading

Katie Basich

Cross Country - Boys

Bob Peck

Cross Country - Girls

Bob Peck


Anthony Sheehan

Golf - Boys

Tim Tesauro


Mable Hope

Soccer - Boys

Eric Cunningham

Soccer - Girls

Dan Scanlan


Julie Folliard

Swimming and Diving - Boys

Ryan Russell

Swimming and Diving - Girls

Ariel Palacios

Tennis - Boys

Connor Reynolds

Tennis - Girls

Connor Reynolds

Track and Field - Boys

Jeff Kopf

Track and Field - Girls

Danielle Krawisz

Volleyball - Boys

Troy Grevengoed

Volleyball - Girls

Troy Grevengoed

Water Polo - Boys

Ryan Russell

Water Polo - Girls

Eric Schultz


Eric Schultz