HIGH SCHOOLS: Foard to name gym court after former volleyball head coach

Published Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Dedication ceremony scheduled Friday night at Tigers’ Copas Gym




NEWTON – Fred T. Foard High will honor former volleyball head coach Linda Richards, who guided the Tigers to four state titles, by naming the gym floor in Copas Gym after her.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled Friday at 6 p.m. at the school.

Richards later coached volleyball at Newton-Conover High, starting in 2003, and her 2011 team won a state 2A title.

She coached for 27 years, winning more than 500 matches and getting No. 500 in September of 2013.

Richards won the Doris Howard Female Coach of the Year award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) during her career and was inducted into the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

For more information about Friday’s event, contact Alison Yount at alison_yount@catawbaschools.net or Glenda Foster at dgfoster@charter.net.

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