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Kansas Hall of Fame inducts Richard

June 8, 2006

Former Baker University football coach Charlie Richard, who compiled a 123-28-1 record from 1980 to 1994, was inducted posthumously into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at John Q. Hammons Plaza in Wichita.

Richard led Baker to 11 Heart of America Athletic Conference championships and 10 NAIA playoff appearances. He was inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., in 2004.

Former Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder, another member of the 2006 Hall of Fame Class, acknowledged Richard at the induction ceremony. Snyder and Richard were football teammates at William Jewell College.

"Charlie was my roommate at William Jewell College and a very, very special man who also had a tremendous impact on my life," Snyder said.

Other members of the Class of 2006 were Darren Daulton, Bobby Douglass, Howard Engleman, Natasha Matson Fife, Catherine Fox, Bill Hougland, Xavier McDaniel, Jack Mitchell, Bill Morse, Luther Taylor, Otto Unruh and Marian Washington.

The total number of Hall of Fame enshrinees is 155.

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