Open Announce

UNM Adds Annie Richards as Distance Coach

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— University of New Mexico head cross country and track and field coach Joe Franklin has hired Annie Richards to the staff, with the new Lobo coach primarily working with the distance group.

“I am very honored to join a stellar staff here at New Mexico,” commented Richards. “I’m excited to support the growth of our athletes and be a part of this program’s legacy of excellence.”

Richards begins her first season at UNM after two years as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Oregon, where she worked with both the men’s and women’s distance programs. Passionate about Track & Field and a student of the sport, Richards is also a USATF Level 1 certified coach.

Richards graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in government and public service, where she ran cross country and track & field for the Wildcats.