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Former Pitt Wrestler Sean Richmond Killed in Car Accident

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A former Pitt wrestler, who served as the Stroudsburg Area School District’s athletic director and wrestling coach, died in a car accident Saturday night.

Sean Richmond, 38, was killed in a collision on Interstate 380 in Tobyhanna Township, Pa. Saturday night. According to WNEP, Richmond was struck by a tractor-trailer and later life-flighted to St. Luke’s Hospital where he died.

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WNEP further reported that Richmond was on the way to the Stroudsburg Area prom when he died, but it is unclear why he was not in his car. The incident, as of Sunday, is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police and Monroe County Coroner’s Office.

Pitt wrestling coach Keith Gavin, who spent time with Richmond at Pitt in the mid-2000s, shared his condolences on social media Sunday.

“Sean became a great leader and impacted a lot of people,” Gavin wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). “He will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers with his family.”

Richmond had served as the AD at Stroudsburg since 2018, and in the past six years, he left a lasting mark on both his players, his students and the Stroudsburg Area community.

PIAA District XI posted on X:

“Our entire District XI family mourns the loss of Sean Richmond. Sean was a strong coach and AD who cared immensely about the athletes at Stroudsburg High. He will be missed by all of us. Thoughts to his young girls, wide and entire family and the Mountie family.”

Richmond, who graduated from Easton Area in 2004, went 109-26 in his prep career. He earned two PIAA medals and two regional titles. He helped the Red Rovers to four straight PIAA team titles and two individual titles.

Richmond arrived at Pitt in 2004 and during his collegiate career, he qualified for the NCAA Tournament and placed second in the EWL Championships at 165 pounds in 2006-07.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Richmond’s family, which includes his wife Krista and two young daughters, in the wake of his untimely death.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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