Rose Richmond was named the Director of External Relations in the summer of 2013 after spending the previous four seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the track & field team. In 2018, Richmond was elevated to Director of Operations/Recruiting Coordinator for Kansas Track & Field.
Prior to her time at KU Richmond spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Indiana.
Richmond ran track at Indiana from 2000-03 and earned All-America honors and Big Ten Champion status in 2000 and 2002 as part of IU’s 4x100m relay team. Richmond was also a mainstay for the Hoosiers in the jumps and was the 2001 and 2002 outdoor Big Ten long jump champion. In 2019, Richmond was inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame.
In the summer of 2004, Richmond was a member of the USA Olympic Team. The St. Petersburg, Florida, native competed in the long jump at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
The next year Richmond captured the title in women’s long jump at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the winter. During the summer of 2005, Richmond was named to the USATF World team and won the long jump title at the London Crystal Palace meet.