Horns hook Richards as women's golf coach

Updated: June 12, 2007, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN -- Martha Richards, who led Vanderbilt to the NCAA championships four times in seven years, was named the new women's golf coach at Texas on Tuesday.

Richards, a former Texas assistant, replaces Susan Watkins, who resigned after 14 seasons. Richards took over the Vanderbilt program in 2000 and led the Commodores to the NCAA championships in 2002-2004 and 2007.

"We are so fortunate to welcome Martha Richards back to UT," said Chris Plonsky, Texas women's athletic director. "She is considered by many to be one of the finest women's coaches in the nation."

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