Richards hired onto Clark-Heard’s staff


Brad Stephens

Michelle Clark-Heard said building a strong staff around her would be a priority when she was hired as WKU head coach last month.

Clark-Heard’s first hire became public on Monday, as the Bowling Green Daily News reported Weber State assistant Margaret Richards will join the Lady Topper staff.

WKU Media Relations confirmed the news and said Clark-Heard will formally announce Richards’ hire on Tuesday.

Richards tweeted the following on Monday morning from her personal account, @Mrichards03: “Early morning. Excited to start my new journey… May god please guide me in the right direction ..”

Richards spent one year at Weber State after a stint at North Texas, where she served as recruiting coordinator and special situations coach.

She also coached under Clark-Heard at Kentucky State, and with Clark-Heard as an assistant at Louisville.

Richards played for Nebraska from 2000-2004, playing part of her career there under former WKU head coach Paul Sanderford.