Lisa Morgan-Richman Is Back Coaching In NJ

Lisa Morgan-Richman, one of the most successful track and field coach in NJ high school history, has returned to coaching in the Garden State.

Jason Munsch, the NJIT Cross Country/Track and Field head coach, has announced that Morgan-Richman has join his coaching staff for the 2022-23 campaign. Munsch has also hired Natalie McAlister as an assistant. McAlister, who starred at Newark Tech, served as head girls coach at Watchung Hills from 2019-22.  

Morgan-Richman joined Highlander Nation this summer as a 30-plus year coaching veteran at the collegiate level and a six-time Team USA Track & Field Coach from 2011-2022

Prior to her arrival at NJIT, Morgan-Richman spent three seasons as head men's and women's cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Texas Christian University (TCU) from January 2020-2022. Morgan-Richman became the head men's and women's cross-country coach at Bloomfield College in September of 2015 and established the first men's and women's outdoor track and field program in 2016.

A two-time CACC Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018, Morgan-Richman guided the men's track and field team at Bloomfield to the CACC Outdoor Conference Championship in 2018 and took second place in the women's track and field CACC Outdoor Conference Championships in 2017 and 2018.

Morgan-Richman started her coaching collegiate career at Seton Hall University as Associate head coach of men's and women's cross country and track and field programs from 1993-2003. During her time, Morgan-Richman guided the Pirates to 23 school records, coached 45 Big East champions, 26 NCAA All-Americans and nine NCAA Champions. She led the women's team to a third-place NCAA finish in 1994.

Morgan-Richman holds international coaching experience with Team USA Track & Field. In 2011, she served as the distance coach at the IAAF World Youth Championships in France and head manager at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ukraine. In 2014, she coached Team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon and 2015 in Cali, Colombia.

In 2015, Morgan-Richman was also inducted into the 2015 NJ State Coaches Hall of Fame. The following year, she served as head coach at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland and most recently was an assistant coach at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia in 2022.

Prior to her college coaching career, Morgan-Richman was head coach of the boys cross country team and indoor and outdoor boys and girls track and field teams at Columbia High School in Maplewood, producing the first national team championship in the school's history. Morgan-Richman is the only high school coach to ever win back-to-back Penn Relay titles in the high school girls 4x800 meters (2013, 2014).

She led Columbia to five consecutive state championships from 2010-2014 and was inducted into the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Columbia High School Hall of Fame in 2017. Morgan-Richman was also inducted into the 2015 NJ State Coaches Hall of Fame and the NY Armory Hall of Fame in 2016.

Morgan-Richman graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky before completing her Master's in Corporate and Public Communication in 2003 at Seton Hall University. She resides in New Jersey with her husband Duke Richman and son Duke Richman II.