One of Alabama’s most successful volleyball coaches will now lead the program at McAdory High School.
Tammy Richardson — one of the state’s all-time winningest coaches with more than 1,400 victories — has been hired as the Yellow Jackets’ new volleyball coach. She will also serve as the Girl's PE teacher.
She won a pair of state titles in 26 years at Pelham before retiring from the sport for the first time. She returned two years later when Oak Mountain called. She then spent time at both Spanish Fort and St. Luke’s. Richardson was named AL.com Coastal Alabama Coach of the Year in 2013 after leading the Wildcats to the 1A state tournament.
She was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall Of Fame in 2008:
"Tammy Richardson is a graduate of Selma High School and the University of Montevallo. A driving force behind volleyball in the AHSAA for the last 26 years, she won 1,184 volleyball matches in a storied coaching career at Pelham High School. Two of her teams won 6A state titles, two finished second and 13 others earned state tournament berths. She played a key role in the development of the Elite Eight state tournament. More than 50 of her players earned college scholarships and she produced two prep All-Americans and one National Player of the Year. She has been named state, section and ASAHPERD coach of the year . A passionate coach and teacher, she has always instilled responsibility and accountability."
We are thrilled to have her on the team.