Lori Richards
Women's Volleyball Coach
Inducted in 2002


Lori Richards was the head coach for UVSC's highly successful women's volleyball program for 18 years from 1981 to 1998.

Highly respected in collegiate volleyball circles, Richards was named to the NJCAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000 after posting 482 career wins. In her final year at UVSC she was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year after leading the Wolverines to a 46-9 record. UVSC was ranked as high as third in the nation that season, and the 46 wins Richards earned were the most ever for a Wolverine team.

Richards had an admirable .743 overall career winning percentage at UVSC, with a 482-167 record. In Scenic West Athletic Conference play alone she was even more impressive with an .815 percentage. In 18 years, she won 10 conference titles and had a 145-33 league record. She won four region titles and finished as high as third in the nation at the NJCAA nationals. She was named Region Coach of the Year four times. Her teams were perennial conference, regional, and national contenders.

After retiring from coaching in 1998, Richards stayed on at UVSC as a member of the health and physical education faculty. In 2001, she was named the Teacher of the Semester, as voted on by the UVSC athletes.

Before coming to UVSC Richards coached two years at BYU and a year in Hawaii. Previous to that she was an outstanding collegiate volleyball player at BYU and at Long Beach City College in California.

Richards and her husband, Dave, resided in Orem, Utah. They had four children: Lauren, Kristen, Andrew, and Taylor. Lori passed away on February 4, 2012.

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