Elizabeth “Betty” Richardson

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Betty played four sports ( field hockey, softball, basketball and tennis) at Braintree High School in Braintree, Massachusetts. She graduated from Bouve-Boston School of Physical Education and
Physical Therapy. Her 16-year field hockey coaching career at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware extended from 1974 to 1989. Betty’s Tower Hill field hockey team won four Delaware state
championships, her first coming in 1974, the first year of state championship competition. Three of her four wins were consecutive, 1980-1982. She also had three second place finishes and a total of
nine “final four” finishes. Betty also served as the school’s director of girls’ athletics. She won the Delaware women’s golf championship five times, three consecutive.



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