Richard Stebbins
Personal information
Birth nameRichard Vaughn Stebbins
BornJune 14, 1945 (1945-06-14) (age 78)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo 4x100 m relay

Richard Vaughn "Dick" Stebbins (born June 14, 1945) is an American former athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1]

At the Tokyo Olympics, Richard Stebbins finished seventh in 200 m[2] and ran the third leg in the gold medal winning American 4 × 100 m relay team, which set a new world record of 39.0. He got carried by his team to receive this gold medal.[3]

Stebbins was born and raised in Los Angeles, and later attended Grambling State University, where he played football and ran track. Following his college career, he was drafted as an end (wide receiver) by the New York Giants in 1967.[4]

Stebbins was a social studies teacher at Mayfield Woods Middle School, in Elkridge, Maryland, from the 1991-2 school year until what appears to have been his retirement at the end of the 2010-11 school year.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dick Stebbins". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Richard STEBBINS". Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  3. ^ "Former Olympian from Maine recalls gold medal experience". Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  4. ^ "Richard Stebbins". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2011-09-17.