How Richmond Weaver Turned His Enthusiasm for Sports into a Succ

How Richmond Weaver Turned His Enthusiasm for Sports into a Successful Podcast

Growing up, he never knew his biological father, and his stepdad and mom battled alcoholism his entire childhood. In his search for a safe haven and escape from his dysfunctional life, he found sports. In sports, he learned love, camaraderie, acceptance, fighting through the pain, facing adversity, and so many other things.

As he grew older, sports remained an integral part of his life. When Richmond was an undergraduate at Clemson University, he worked with the men’s basketball team as a student manager. After he graduated, he followed his dream of coaching college basketball. Richmond spent three years in the coaching profession at the Division I level. He served as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University for one year and two years at the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore.

In 1996 at UMES, the coaching staff was fired, and life led him into medical device sales currently in a sales leadership role; however, he never returned to coaching.

Despite his career change not having anything to do with sports, it was still a constant in his life. And this is what pushed him to start the podcast Rich Take On Sports.  The name Rich Take is a play on words from his name and also from the “richness” of sport, which the podcast aims to explore the richness of sports to understand its power better and how it helps shape people’s lives, just like how it shaped Richmond’s life.

Through conversations with people impacted and influenced by the role of sports in their lives, the guests share their personal stories allowing the listeners to get to know these personalities and luminaries on a deeper, more personal level. Richmond’s hope is that these stories can provide and share the positivity of sports and life.

Richmond started the podcast with no prior experience in May 2017 and recently celebrated its 3-year anniversary with over 135 episodes with guests such as Jay Bilas, Dawn Staley, Maria Taylor, Dabo Swinney, Stewart Cink, Kelsey Plum, Grady Jarrett, and many others. Eventually, the podcast was picked up by SB Nation Radio and aired on their national affiliates every Saturday morning for over a year. It also led to Richmond becoming a local sports talk show co-host on ESPN Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina, for a year and a half while earning The Star Awards 2018 “Radio Best Sports Show/Sports Talk Show” for The Huddle with Greg McKinney.

Rich Take On Sports opened so many doors for Richmond, and it’s no wonder. The podcast brings a unique perspective to the sports world, and that’s why it’s so different from other sports podcasts available today.

You can follow Richmond on Twitter and Instagram. You can also get updates on Rich Take On Sports through Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.



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