Richard graduated from Eastern Brown in 1968 where he played basketball and ran track. In 1974, he graduated from Wilmington College and returned to Eastern to begin his teaching and coaching career.
Richard spent all 36 years of his teaching and coaching career in the Eastern Brown Local School District. He spent three years coaching junior high boys and girls before becoming the Eastern Girls Varsity Coay. During those 33 years, he also coached freshman boys basketball, reserve girls basketball, varsity girls volleyball and girls track. In girls track he coached two state qualifiers and captured several Souther Hills Athletic League Titles. During those 33 years, the Lady Warriors won 604 games with 167 losses, 20 SHL titles, 19 sectional titles, 10 district titles, 3 regional titles and was state runner-up in 2000.
Among the coaching awards he received were 11 SHL, 9 district, 2 AP, 2 OHSBCA and 1 OHSAA Coach of the Year awards. He was selected to coach the Ohio-Kentucky Game, the Ohio-West Virginia game and the North-South game. He was selected Cincinnati Post Class A Coach of the Year four times and Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year once. He was selected to represent the State of Ohio as the NFHS Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Ohio Girls Basketball Magazine Hall of Fame as well as the Brown County Hall of Fame. He also received the Bob Arnzen Longevity Award and the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Awards from the OHSBCA.
Throughout his coaching career, Coach Kiser has always stressed that the team is no better than its weakest player. He has worked hard to find ways for each player to contribute to the teams success. To challenge his teams, as well as each player, he scheduled the best teams in Northern Kentucky as well as Ohio.
Richard has been married to his Peggy for 35 years. They have two sons, Clay and Clint and two daughters-in-laws, Kelli and Melinda. They have four grandchildren: Emma, Olivia, Gaven and Matthew.