Richard Coleman, a Boca Raton, Florida statistician, is initially from Stamford, Connecticut. In 1979, he moved to San Francisco, California. In 2005, Coleman brought analytics to the National Hockey League. He visited with 23 NHL teams over four weeks to discuss how general managers can use analytics to benefit their teams. Coleman's company, Coleman Analytics, signed up five early teams as clients. According to industry insiders, Richard Coleman hockey analytics have transformed the industry, including recruiting procedures for prospective new players. Coleman Analytics was founded in collaboration with Mike Smith, the former general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey club. They imagined a new way of looking at hockey data to provide detailed information to help NHL teams and players improve their performances. Coleman served at Harvard University Medical School in Boston, MA before founding Coleman Analytics. In addition, he worked at Stanford University Medical School in Stanford, California.