Sterling Richards begins his second season with the University of Utah coaching staff. Richards capped off his successful four-year diving career at Utah with All-America accolades. In 2006, he was a first-team All-American in the 1-meter and a second-team honoree on the 3-meter. His efforts were instrumental as the Utes finished 26th at the NCAA Championships in 2006.
The Wood Cross, Utah, native was the conference champion in the 3-meter three-years in a row and was also a two-time MWC Diver of the Year honoree. Richards was a four-year all-conference diver and completed his tenure holding three school records. He set the school marks in the 1-meter diving event in the 2005-06 season. Richards graduated from Utah in May 2007, with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science and also minored in nutrition.
At Woods Cross High School, he was a Utah 4A state high school champion in the 1-meter.
Prior to diving, he was a US Junior National all-around gymnastics champion and also participated in the 1996 Pan-American Games.
Richards enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time and still resides in Woods Cross.