Hall of Fame

The Richmond High School Alumni Association is proud to welcome the newest members of the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2022 will be inducted Saturday, June 4, in the  Richmond High School commons beginning at 6 p.m. Cost of the meal is $12, paid at paypal.me/RHSHOF, and reservations can be made by going to richmondspartans.org and clicking on the Hall of Fame link. Then click on theRSVP link: RSVP 

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In addition to the six new members to be inducted, the Ethel Kirkpatrick Spartan Spirit Award will be presented to Gary Bowles.

This year’s honorees are Allie Clubine Castilleja. (Class of 2004). Allie holds almost all of the Lady Spartan softball pitching records. She is the only Lady Spartan to be selected all-conference, all-district and all-region in all four years of her high school career. Castilleja holds career marks with 17 shutouts, innings pitched, batters faced, strikeouts in a season and career and shutouts in a season. During her senior season, she averaged nearly 11 strikeouts a game. In 22 games, she had 14 games with at least 10 strikeouts and in a game on Oct. 21, Castilleja fanned 17 of the 21 batters she faced.

John Daniels (Head wrestling coach 2000-2007) Coach Daniels guided the Spartans to six district championships and seven top 10 finishes at the state tournament. Four of his squads placed in the top four. His 2005 Spartans won the Class 1 State Championship. In his seven seasons, Daniels had 59 state qualifiers with 35 medal winners, including 13 state finalists and six state champions. 

Jason McKinney (Class of 1987). McKinney held most of the RHS scoring marks during his four-year career. In addition, he was a three-year letter winner in tennis. McKinney held RHS records with 48 points in a game, 852 points in a season, 32.77 points per game, 1,875 career points, 990 rebounds and 639 career steals. His scoring records held until the 2013-14 seasons. Helped the Spartans to their first MRVC basketball crown in 54 years during his junior season and a co-championship the following year. McKinney was an All-Metro selection his senior year. He also coached the Norborne Pirates to a 167-28 record and the Class 1 State Championship in 2015 and third-place finish in 2011.

Kane Southwick (Class of 2011) A four-sport athlete, Southwick also earned several individual and team honors as a Spartan. He was a three-year letter winner in football, four-year letter winner in wrestling and golf and a one-year letter winner in track. He earned academic all-state honors in football and wrestling and the All-Sport Club’s Scholar Athlete Award. Southwick was a key part of the 2010 undefeated Class 3 state football championship. His touchdown reception with 16 seconds left capped Richmond’s come-from-behind victory over John Burroughs in the Show Me Bowl. He was a first-team all-conference and all-district performer and second-team All-State as a defensive back and tied the school record for interceptions in a game. In wrestling, he was a three-time state qualifier – placing fifth his senior season. He also added a district championship along with a runner-up and third-place
showing. Southwick was a member of three MRVC East Conference golf championships, while earning all-conference and all-district recognition. He capped his senior season in track by winning the conference long jump as the Spartans captured the team title.

Dr. Cassandra Hunt Williams (Class of 2007) After an outstanding basketball and track career for the Lady Spartans, Hunt went on to become the first-ever two-time All-American selection at North Central Missouri Junior College. Cassie was a two-time all-conference performer for the Lady Spartans where  she scored 965 career points and grabbed 900 rebounds. She was a unanimous first-team All-Region performer at NCMC and also earned third-team All-American honors as she broke the school mark for most two-point field goals in a game with 14 and single season with 165 her freshman year. Dr. Williams ended her career at NCMC with 1,094 points – the third highest in team history, and broke her own single-season record for two-point buckets with 220. She played 21 games at Truman State where her career ended early her senior season with a torn ACL. Cassie also held the RHS record in the shot put (36-11) and was a sectional qualifier in track. She is now the Assistant Professor of Special Education at

Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

1988 Spartan wrestling team. Coach Ken Simmons’ Spartan wrestlers chalked up their second Missouri State Championship in three seasons with seven of the nine qualifiers bringing home medals. The Spartans totaled 143 points, which was 43 points ahead of the runners-up, Pleasant Hill. Two Spartans captured state titles with Nick Pedockie taking the 125-pound bracket and Morgan Simpson winning at 130. David Schmitz placed second at 135 with Kendell Nelson earning a third-place finish at 103. Danny Johnson was third at heavyweight with David Cringan taking fourth at 112, and J.C. Davis earning sixth at 160 pounds. Mike Daniels and Raymond Wilhite also qualified for state. The Spartans also captured their fourth consecutive district championship