College Women

Briles-Hinton resigns from Richmond after 3 seasons

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Jill Briles-Hinton has resigned as head women's coach at Richmond, the athletic department announced May 30. Briles-Hinton held the position for three seasons. A national search is under way for her replacement.

“After three seasons of full head coaching and recruiting responsibilities, I have decided to take a break to be with my family and discuss with them the direction I want to take with my career,” Briles-Hinton said. “I enjoyed my time at the University of Richmond and appreciate the opportunity to further enhance my coaching and recruiting knowledge by working with a wonderful staff, players, university and administration.”

Before arriving at Richmond, Briles-Hinton was the head women’s coach at Florida for 11 years. During that time, she led the Gators to six NCAA Championship appearances and the 2008 NCAA East Regional title.

Richmond did not advance to the postseason this year but had a season-best runner-up finish at its own Spider Invitational. Richmond is No. 171 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.