Rice names Lindsay Edmonds as women’s basketball head coach

Edmonds previously spent time at North Carolina State

Rice University announced Lindsay Edmonds as head coach of the women’s basketball team.

Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard made the announcement Friday. Edmonds becomes the sixth head coach in the program’s history.

Edmonds previously served in a variety of roles at North Carolina State University, first as an assistant coach from 2013-18, then adding recruiting coordinator duties in 2018 before being elevated to associate head coach prior to the start of the 2019-20 campaign.

“Lindsay Edmonds stood out among a very talented pool in our coaching search,” Karlgaard said. “She has the experience and track record we are looking for to continue the recent success of our program and build upon it. Everywhere Lindsay has coached, she has won. Her student-athletes have excelled in the classroom and in the community. I’m excited for her to lead the next chapter of Rice women’s basketball.”

“I am extremely excited and honored to be named the next head coach at Rice University,” Edmonds said. “I want to thank President David Leebron, Dr. Joe Karlgaard and Stacy Mosely for entrusting me with the great privilege of leading this program. Rice is a very special place made up by wonderful people. The student-athletes here get to have a tremendous experience of not only excelling on the basketball court but in the classroom as well. My family and I feel incredibly blessed to become a part of the Rice Owl family! We can’t wait to get to Houston to meet the team and others in the Rice community, and to approach everything we do with a championship mentality.”

Edmonds replaces Tina Langley, who left for the head coaching job at Washington.