24 January 2024 • Alums • Athletics Moses '89 Endows Lacrosse Coaching Position By Colin Spencer '19
Invaluable experiences on team spur giving back.
Inspired by the leadership of legendary Hobart Lacrosse Coach David J Urick and his coaching staff, Richard Moses ’89 has endowed The Moses Family Associate Head Coach of Lacrosse.
“Being a Statesman has really resonated with me,” says Moses. “I try to give back, make a difference and treat people like a Statesman would.”
As a student, Moses played on three consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship teams under Urick from 1987-1989. The team worked hard with the goal of winning the championship every year, he says. By the time Moses was a senior, the team was competing for its 10th consecutive National Championship. It was Urick’s leadership, along with assistant coaches Marc VanArsdale, Chuck Warren and Sean Fox who taught Moses about respect.
“Those guys were really great mentors and role models for me,” he says.
Moses recalls that when he made the team, Urick told him that doing so “was the easy part. Now the hard work begins.”
“I’ve always kept that in mind throughout my life and career, whether during my years in finance or later on in coaching,” says Moses.
After graduating, Moses and his teammates received a letter from Urick describing how lacrosse had given so much to them that it was their duty to give back to the game. Moses has done so through coaching high school lacrosse at the Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas, his longtime membership of the Statesmen Athletics Association, and through his philanthropy in support of Hobart’s program.
“On behalf of the team and the program, I am so grateful to Rich and his family,” says Hobart Lacrosse Head Coach Gregory Raymond. “This title - The Moses Family Associate Head Coach of Lacrosse – solidifies the importance of this coaching position in our team’s success. Our recruiting efforts to bring the best student athletes possible to Hobart are increasingly driven by the longevity of our staff, the kind of mentorship that staff can provide, and the very real signal that a gift of this magnitude sends to prospective students of the commitment of our alumni. Rich has been a leader in making certain that Hobart lacrosse has the resources we need, and we are grateful.”
Moses graduated with a degree in English. He began his career in finance, starting with State Street Bank in Boston before moving to New York City to work for PaineWebber. Moses then worked in London, first with PaineWebber and then with RBS Greenwich Capital. Following the births of his children, Moses retired and returned to the United States. His coaching career began in 2017 for Highland Park Lacrosse in Dallas. In 2023, he took on the role of head lacrosse coach at the Greenhill School.
In addition to his service as a member of the Statesmen Athletic Association, Moses serves on the Campaign Advisory Group and the Reunion Committee for the Classes of 1989.