Rena Lyman Richardson was a four-year letterman as a midfielder and served as team captain for four seasons at HSU. Twice she was selected as team MVP, and she completed her career ranked second on the school’s alltime scoring list with 92 points on 35 goals and 20 assists. She was named the head coach of the Cowgirl soccer program in 1993. In 1996 the Cowgirls won the conference championship, and Rena was named the conference coach of the year. Richardson then went to Texas A&M as an assistant coach. She helped the Aggies compile a two year record of 32-11, including an 18-3 mark in 1997, a Big 12 Conference regular season championship and a Big 12 tournament championship. Richardson also served as an assistant coach for three years at the University of Alabama and was the head coach at Louisiana Monroe and the University of Tulsa.