Summer 2024

SS PODCAST: Liberty softball coach Dot Richardson on honoring God, winning Olympic gold

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING DOT RICHARDSON

Dot Richardson is the softball head coach at Liberty University. She was named to her position on July 17, 2013, and since has taken the Flames to three NCAA Tournament regionals and six straight full seasons of 40 wins or more. In 2023, Liberty eliminated No. 2 UCLA and Grand Canyon to make a regional final for the third time in program history, and set the school’s single-season record for wins over top-25 teams (four).

Prior to coaching, Richardson was an elite softball player, starring in college at UCLA, where she helped the Bruins to their first-ever NCAA championship in 1982 and was named NCAA Player of the Decade for the 1980s. In 1996, she was a member the U.S. team that captured the first-ever Olympic gold medal in softball. She was also on the team that repeated four years later.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Dot Richardson about coaching at Liberty, impacting lives for the Kingdom, honoring the Lord with her words and actions, and being bold in her faith.

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