Scott and Sean Richardson, father, and son, combined to lead Circle Christian’s boys and girls golf teams to five FHSAA state championships. (Circle Christian courtesy photo)
Scott and Sean Richardson, believed to be the only father and son tandem to have both coached Florida High School Athletic Association state championship golf teams, are walking off the 18th green together.
Both are retiring from successful coaching careers at Circle Christian.
Scott started Circle’s golf program in 1999 and won four state championships (2007, 2008, 2014, 2017) in 21 years of coaching. He is believed to be one of only two men to have coached four boys state title teams in the sport (Bud Beech of Nease has five titles). The elder Richardson also had two state runner-up teams, two third-place squads, and two more finish fourth.
Sean, who played on the school’s first boys golf team coached by his dad, was the boys JV coach for five years and then became the Centurions’ varsity girls coach for the past seven seasons. His girls’ teams made seven straight state tournament appearances and won a 2013 state championship. They also had two runner-up finishes, two third-place showings, and one fourth place. The Richardsons have coached 26 golfers who went on to play in college.
The father-son Richardson duo will continue to run the Qdoba Tournament of Champions boys and girls events, as well as a new boys JV tournament that starts this year