Coach Charles Richardson comes from a rich tradition of basketball. He was taught the fundamentals at an early age. His Father and Uncle played at River Rouge High School and won two state championships each for the legendary Lofton Greene, the "winningest" high school coach in Michigan history. His Uncle Park was also All American.
Charles played High School for Coach Coley Johnson and Michigan Hall of Fame Coach Ben Sierra who both helped him have a successful high school career. Ben Sierra named Charles one of his top 10 players of all time. Also on that list was NFL Coach Tony Dungy.
Charles is the all time leading scorer at Columbia Central High School in Michigan and played Division 1 Basketball at Liberty University where he still holds three point shooting records. Charles has coached at every level including high school, college, NBA and has been running his training business for close to 20 years.
Because of Charles knowledge and experience he has been hired by the top coaches in the industry to work with their sons and players.
Doc Rivers long time Celtics coach and current LA Clippers coach.
Billy Donovan Head Coach University of Florida. ESPN recently ranked him #1 of current coaches.
Otis Smith former Orlando Magic GM and current Assistant for Detroit Pistons.
John Gabriel former Orlando Magic GM and current Director
of Scouting New York Knicks.
Richie Adubato former NBA Coach and current radio analyst for Orlando Magic.
Donnie Jones former Head Coach University Central Florida (UCF) and current scout for LA Clippers.
Stan Pietkiewicz former NBA player and Central Florida Legend/Coach
Bo Clark Head Coach Flagler College and all time leading scorer at UCF
Experience as a Coach:
NBA: Orlando Magic Shooting Coach
Shoot Net: (Owner) Individual, Group Clinics, and Camp Basketball Training - founded in 1995
NBA: Grand Rapids Drive as Shooting Coach
Assistant Director and Shooting Instructor for Detroit Pistons Basketball Camps
RDV Sportsplex: (Orlando Magic Headquarters) Created the position of Shooting Coach and was Director of The Basketball Academy
Olympics: Assisted in Training for the Women's Olympic Dream Team
Special guest speaker for numerous camps across the country
Spring Arbor University
California Baptist University
High School Coaching:
Lake Highland Prep
Osceola High School
South Lake High School
West Orange High School
Columbia Central High School
Career As a Player:
All time scoring leader at Columbia Central High School
Associated Press First Team All State
Selected to the Michigan All-Star Team
County Scoring Champion averaging 26.7 pts per game
Shot 60% from the field
Liberty University Division I
Record for highest 3 point percentage in a season
Record for most 3 pointers made in a season
Finished Top Ten in the Nation for 3 Point Field Goal Percentage in Division I
March Madness Kickoff: Created event to celebrate the NCAA tournament and benefit charities.
Basketball Rock: Founder of Basketball Event with the band "Creed", a camp and fund-raiser for the With Arms Wide Open Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.