Richards Named Lady Falcon Interim Basketball
November 25, 2008
RALEIGH, NC – Athletic Director George Williams, has named Margaret Richards to serve as the Interim Women’s Head Basketball Coach for the Saint Augustine’s College Lady Falcons for the remainder of the 2008-09 basketball season. J.J. Oliver will remain in the role of women’s basketball assistant coach.
The search for a women’s head basketball coach will reopen following the close of the 2008-09 season. Williams affirmed that Richards will be eligible to apply.
Richards joined the Falcon athletic staff in September 2008 as women’s assistant basketball coach. She arrived from the University of Louisville Lady Cardinals where she served as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team. Last season, the Lady Cardinals reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in the school’s history.
Richards also served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Kentucky State University from 2005 to 2007. During her two-year stay, Richards helped the women’s basketball program go from consecutive losing seasons to a 19-win season.
As a basketball player, Richards was a four-year guard at the University of Nebraska Lady Cornhuskers where she was team captain her last two seasons. During her time at Nebraska, Richards helped the Lady Cornhuskers reach the NIT Tournament and earn a spot in the top 25 national rankings.
Richards earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and double minored in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2003.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Richards scored over 2,000 points and collected over 1,000 rebounds at Louisville Central High School. She was selected to play on the 1999 Kentucky All-Star Team for the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Basketball Game her senior year.