Richard is a Cambridge native that has graduated from Wilfrid Laurier with a General Arts degree. He also obtained his Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. Richard currently holds his Community Coaching badges (Child, Youth, Adult). 
Richard has been playing since the age of 8, and has competed in International tournaments such as the Ian Rush Tournament, and the Milk Cup, in Northern Ireland. Richard played for the Ontario Provincial team, and has won various Ontario Cups and an OUA Championship with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks.