In the summer of 2013, Rose Richmond was named the Director of External Relations for Kansas track & field after spending the previous four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with team. Five years later, in 2017, Richmond was elevated to Director of Operations/Recruiting Coordinator for Kansas cross country and track & field.
The St. Petersburg, Florida, native spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Indiana, prior to coming to KU. In her time at IU, Richmond earned both a master’s degree in sport management and marketing and her bachelor’s degree in sport administration.
Richmond, who competed for Indiana track and field from 2000-03, claimed seven Big Ten titles and earned five All-America honors throughout her career in the long jump and sprint relays. Richmond was the NCAA Indoor runner-up in the long jump in 2003, and remains the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor long jump events as well as in the 4×100-meter relay. Richmond was inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2020.
In post-collegiate competition, Richmond went on to have a great deal of success on the national and international levels. In 2004, she placed fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials and earned a berth to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Richmond also won U.S. National Championships in the long jump during the indoor season in 2005 and the outdoor season in 2006.