Toohey said he spoke with Richards on Monday and would like to honor the former longtime coach during a game this upcoming season.
Previously Tippecanoe High School’s head boys basketball coach for the past five seasons, Toohey led the Red Devils to Miami Valley League titles from 2020 to 2022. Tippecanoe won a Division II district title in 2020 with a 21-1 record and a No. 4 state ranking.
Toohey will be a familiar face, as he was part of the staff at Mason High School for several years as an intervention specialist, a role he will resume upon his return. He also previously coached football and softball at Mason High School.
He earned District 9 Coach of the Year honors twice while at Tippecanoe. His resume includes assistant basketball coaching stints at Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy and Monroe High School.