When the Red Devil women swimmers defeated Bryn Mawr College on Nov. 8, it was a sweet victory for the team and for Coach Paul Richards. The win raised the team's season record to 4-2, but for Richards, it was a true milestone, as it marked 500 career wins.
Richards has been with Dickinson since 1994, and the men's and women's programs have accumulated a combined record of 368-194-1 under his watch, while also achieving consistently high marks academically. The women's program has received Scholar All-American honors in every semester under Richards, while the men put together a streak of 48 consecutive semesters of receiving the prestigious academic honor.
The win raised Richards' overall mark to 500-319-2, with 132 of his career victories coming during stints at Hartwick College and Mary Washington.
Published November 20, 2019