WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Archbishop Stepinac High School has a new varsity baseball coach and it's a familiar name.
The Crusaders named Keith Richardson, previously an assistant baseball coach at the all-boys high school. Richardson succeeds Pat Duffy, who announced his retirement after serving for more than 10 years at the helm of Stepinac’s baseball program.
Duffy piloted the Crusaders to an impressive record of 205 wins as well as four Division Championships in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Athletic Director Mike O’Donnell said many of Duffy’s former players have gone on to play baseball in college. “Pat has worked very hard to make Stepinac baseball what it is today.”
Richardson’s association with Stepinac began in 2004 when he started coaching baseball. In 2011, he left Stepinac to serve as assistant baseball coach for his alma mater, Pace University, but returned to Stepinac a year later as assistant director of athletics and assistant baseball coach with Duffy.
“I am truly honored to be named Stepinac’s head baseball coach,” Richardson said. ”I would like to thank President Father Thomas Collins, Principal Paul Carty and Coach O’Donnell for entrusting me to lead our proud baseball program.” He added: ”I am extremely grateful to Coach Pat Duffy for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this special program, and for being such a great mentor and friend. I will do my very best to continue the success and tradition that has been built at Stepinac."
Richardson is a graduate of Pace where he earned a BBA in Business Management and also played baseball. He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy from Manhattanville College.
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