Richard was born and raised in the Charleston area. He is a National Athletic Trainers Association and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Certified Athletic Trainer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of South Carolina in 2012. He then attended Auburn University where he earned a Masters of Education in Kinesiology and worked with Army Basic Training units at Fort Benning in Georgia. He then covered AAAA high school athletics in Georgia before joining the MUSC Health Sports Medicine Team.