Wanda Richardson is entering her 20th year as a member of Nancy Funk's coaching staff at Johns Hopkins. During her time at JHU, the Blue Jays have posted a 361-129 (.737) record, made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, won four Centennial Conference titles and played in 13 Centennial Conference title games.
In addition to the team's success during Richardson's time at Johns Hopkins, the Blue Jays also boast 37 All-Centennial Conference selections, 16 All-University Athletic Association selections, three Centennial Conference Players of the Year and two All-American picks. Lyndsay Burton '11 earned All-Centennial honors in each of her final three seasons, was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year and an Honorable Mention WBCA All-American as a senior.
Prior to her arrival at Johns Hopkins, Richardson coached high school AAU national basketball and the Morgan State softball team for six years. A 1985 graduate of Morgan State, Richardson was a three-year member of the women's basketball team.
Richardson's primary responsibility at Hopkins is the development of post players. She was instrumental in the development of Julie Anderson (`98), who remains the only player in school history to earn first-team All-America honors. Anderson also still holds the NCAA Division III record for career double-doubles with 79.
Richardson's husband, Ed, is an assistant coach with the Hopkins men's basketball team. The two have a 24-year-old daughter, Erin, a graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia.
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