Head Coach Margaret Richards
Coach Richards took over the Alabama A&M program after a season as an assistant coach at Clemson University in 2015-16. While at Clemson, she was responsible for guards, recruiting and scouting reports.
Alabama A&M has two newcomers while returning the majority of the previous season’s key contributors.
Margaret Richards enters her third season as the Alabama A&M women's basketball head coach with a young, but experienced, roster.
first season in the conference. Richards also was part of Western Kentucky’s impressive three-season turnaround, which saw the team win 20 games in Richards' first two seasons as an assistant from 2012-2014, after winning less than 10 contests in 2011-12.WKU'sWestern Kentucky won 76 games in three seasons, which included a 30-5 record in 2014-2015. The 30 wins set a new Conference USA record, and were achieved in
Prior to joining the Clemson staff, Richards spent three seasons at Western Kentucky and helped guide the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances, two conference tournament titles and one conference regular season title.
Coach of the Week six times.CIAA Rookie team. She was also named all-CIAA team and the all-CIAA semifinals appearance in six seasons. During Richards' tenure, two Falcons made the CIAA Western Division title during the 2009-10 season. In her first season, she led Saint Augustine to 15 wins and the program's first CIAARichards spent consecutive years as an assistant coach at North Texas (2010-11) and Weber State (2011-12). She served as the head coach at St. Augustine College from 2008-10, where she compiled a 33-24 record in two seasons, highlighted by an 18-10 record and a
earned a Top-25 national ranking during her senior season, and she was selected as a team captain during both her junior and senior campaigns.CornhuskersRichards earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies and double minored in sociology and ethnic studies from the University of Nebraska in 2003. The
A native of Louisville, Ky., Richards starred at Louisville Central High School. She ranked second in the state in scoring during her senior season (35.5 ppg), earning first-team all-state accolades and a spot on the Kentucky All-Star Team.