Kelly Richardson is a Willard Native, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Evangel University in 2005. Kelly was a 2 time All American volleyball player while at Evangel, and after graduation accepted a Head Coaching and Physical Education position in the Republic School district. In 2007 Kelly accepted the Head Volleyball coaching position at Southwest Baptist University where she remained for 7 seasons. In 2014 Kelly made the move into Division I athletics and joined the University of Texas at Arlington volleyball staff. In February of 2015 Kelly accepted the Head Volleyball position at Division I Western Illinois University. Kelly is a member of the Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame, and was also inducted into the Willard Activities Hall of Fame. Kelly returned to Evangel in the summer of 2018 to take over the Physical Education and Sport Management programs in the Kinesiology Department.
Kelly is married to Evangel football player and alum Robb Richardson. Together Robb and Kelly have two children Rylan and Hartley. They currently reside in Springfield, Missouri.
Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame
Willard Activities Hall of Fame