|Alma Mater:||Eastern Michigan University|
Jessica Richards is in her second season as an assistant coach with the North Dakota softball team.
Richards joins the UND Coaching Staff after completing a record-breaking career at Eastern Michigan University.
Richards, a two-time Mid-American Conference First Team All-Conference Selection, finished her career as EMU's all-time run scoring leader with 131 in her four seasons.
Richards, who played multiple positions while at EMU, also swiped 87 stolen bases in her career. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a Psychology minor in 2012.
Richarads will coach outfield, slappers, and baserunning for UND.