Wednesday, June 13, 2007

'Horns Find New Women's Golf Coach

Martha Richards is the new women's golf coach at the University of Texas, the school announced on Tuesday.

Richard was an All-American player at Stanford in the early 1990s and spent a couple years on the LPGA Tour. She joined the UT staff as assistant coach for the women's golf team in 1998, a position she held until 2000.

Since 2001 she has been the head coach of the Vanderbilt University women's golf team, leading that team to an SEC championship in 2004 and to two Top 10 finishes in nationals.


“We are so fortunate to welcome Martha Richards back to UT,” Plonsky said. “She is considered by many to be one of the finest women’s coaches in the nation. A tremendous recruiter, Martha built and developed the Vanderbilt golf program from infancy, and that program is now admired in the powerful SEC and nationally. She had to learn the hard way at Vanderbilt, building the program from scratch, and nothing could prepare her more professionally than doing just that.”

“I am thrilled to re-join The University of Texas coaching staff, and once again be a part of the great tradition of excellence that UT represents,” said Richards. “There is something very special about UT, academically and athletically. The level of commitment to women’s athletics here is unparalleled. With golf, you see that in the UT Golf Club, a world-class facility.”

Click here to watch a video message from the new Lady Longhorns golf coach.

(Hat tip to Tiffany Joh)

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