Who was Sean Richmond? Stroudsburg Athletic Director and Wrestling Coach Dies In Tragic Accident

Sean Richmond, the Athletic Director for the Stroudsburg Area School District has died in a gruesome accident.

Richmond, from Easton, PA, was hit by a tractor-trailer Saturday on Interstate 380 while on his way to the district’s prom at Kalahari Resort.

He was airlifted to St Luke’s Hospital but tragically died from his injuries.

Richmond has been Stroudsburg’s athletic and activities director since 2018.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, calls came in shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday regarding a tractor-trailer hitting a person around mile marker 1.4 of I-380 northbound in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

The identity of the victim was confirmed on Sunday to be Sean Richmond, a wrestling coach and athletic director in Stroudsburg.

Richmond leaves behind a wife, Krista, and two kids, according to a GoFundMe started in his memory.

Sean Richmond kids

A loving tribute to Richmond was shared on Facebook by one user which can be read below.

In a statement on the district website, Stroudsburg Superintendent Cosmas Curry remembered Richmond as an administrator, coach, and friend.

“It is with a heavy heart and my deepest sympathies to all staff, students, and our greater school community, on the loss of Sean Richmond, our Athletic/Activities Director and our head wrestling coach. I grieve along with you as we are all devastated at his untimely passing. He was an outstanding athletic director poised to take on bigger roles in our School District and District XI. His wrestlers loved him and always had students’ best interests in mind. He was a great administrative teammate to me and many of you, and an even more tremendous friend. Sean’s service is most appreciated. He had a propensity for leadership in the athletics and activities department,” Curry wrote.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we ask you to respect their privacy at this time. In this situation, words cannot adequately define feelings and emotions, I simply ask for your support as we mourn the loss of our colleague. He will be sorely missed,” Curry concluded.

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