|Alma Mater:||Notre Dame|
Karli Richards enters her third season as the diving coach for Mount St. Mary's in 2018-19.
Richards spent four seasons as a student-athlete at Notre Dame, where she trained under former Chinese Olympic diver, Cai Ming Xie. She was a three-time NCAA zone qualifier during her time with the Fighting Irish, and won the team's Most Improved Athlete Award following her junior season. Richards rounded out her collegiate career at Notre Dame by earning the Big East Conference Scholar-Athlete Award in 2001.
Coming out of high school, Richards was tabbed an All-American following her senior season, wrapping up a career that included a gold at the PIAA State District meet as a freshman and first-place performances at the Private School Eastern Championship meets in both 1996 and 1997.
Following a standout collegiate career, Richards spent the 2001-02 season as the head diving coach at the University of Pennsylvania while pursuing her medical degree.
Richards, a board certified foot and ankle surgeon, is currently in practice with her father, Dr. Robert Richards Jr., at Richards Orthopedic Center & Sports Medicine in Chambersburg, Pa, which was started by her grandfather, Dr. Robert Richards Sr., in the 1950s. Richards' practice covers several sports teams in the area including the Shippensburg University football team, the Chambersburg Area Senior High School football team, Penn State Mont Alto athletics and Wilson College athletics.
Richards lives in Gettysburg, Pa. with her three children and husband, Scott Stenger. Stenger is a former professional soccer player and NCAA National Champion at Elizabethtown University.