David Richardson is entering his tenth season in the coaching ranks and his sixth season at the collegiate level. During the 2017-2018 seasons, Richardson served as the Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator for Los Angeles Southwest College. In 2018, the Cougars ranked third in the Metro League for scoring defense and his previous college experience also include a season (2016) at West Los Angeles College where he coached the Defensive Backs.
Coach Richardson spent four productive years working at the high school level. As the Defensive Backs coach at Warren High School in Downey, CA, he was a part of the program, which secured the San Gabriel Valley League Championship in 2015. At Long Beach Poly High School, Richardson was the freshman Defensive Coordinator during the 2013 and 2012 seasons.
Richardson’s coaching career began in 2008 as the assistant Defensive Backs coach at Jacksonville University in Florida. The Dolphins won the Pioneer Football League Championship – the first in school history. As Defensive Backs coach at Missouri S&T University, Richardson helped guide the Miners to a share of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship in 2010.
Richardson played 7 seasons of professional football. His professional playing career began in 2004 when he signed an undrafted rookie free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he played as a cornerback and safety. In 2006 the Jaguars defense ranked 2nd in the NFL in total yards/game. In 2007, Richardson played for the Rhein Fire of the NFL Europe League in Dusseldorf, Germany. In 2008, Richardson continued his professional playing career in the Arena Football League – first with the Los Angeles Avengers, later with the Arena Bowl champions Jacksonville Sharks in 2011, and finally with the American East Conference Champions, Philadelphia Soul in 2013.
Richardson graduated from Cal Poly St. University – San Luis Obispo in 2004 with a degree in Parks, Tourism & Hotel Management and a concentration in Sports Management. Richardson was a premier cornerback for the Mustangs and the 1st AFCA All-American in school history at the FCS level. He was a unanimous team captain and received the school’s Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2004. Richardson was also a four-year Student Athlete Advisory Committee football ambassador.
Richardson is a local product from the Westside of Los Angeles. He graduated from St. Bernard high school in 1999 where he was a standout 4-sport letter winner in football, basketball, wrestling, and track & field. In 1998 the Vikings were Del Rey League Champions and Richardson was a two-time All-Del Rey League cornerback, Daily Breeze All-Area cornerback, All-CIF cornerback, and team captain.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his two dogs, Maximus and Valentine.