Margaret Richards has been hired as an assistant coach on the Western Kentucky women’s basketball staff, the school confirmed today.
Richards is the first confirmed member of Clark-Heard’s first staff at WKU. Clark-Heard was hired to lead the Lady Toppers on March 22, replacing Mary Taylor Cowles after 10 seasons.
WKU will formally introduce Richards on Tuesday.
Clark-Heard tweeted this afternoon, “Just picked up Margaret at the airport! Now grabbing something to eat and headed back to the hill. Excited for the players to meet her.”
WKU hasn’t released any information on the status of the assistant coaches or administrative staff remaining from Cowles’ tenure.
Richards joins WKU after one season as an assistant at Weber State. Before that, she served as recruiting coordinator and special situations coach at North Texas.
Richards was Clark-Heard’s assistant at Kentucky State when the latter led the program from one win to 19 wins in a two-year span.
She has also served two-year stints as head coach at Saint Augustine’s College and as a graduate assistant at Louisville.
Richards graduated from Nebraska, where she played from 2000-2004, including a portion under former WKU coach Paul Sanderford.