Lakeville North head coach Jackie Richter is in her ninth season at the helm of the Panther program, having taken the reins in 2014.
Richter was named the 2022 MN High School Volleyball coach of the year. She was also named Section 1AAA coach of the year in 2017, for the second consecutive season, before earning Class AAA state coach of the year honors for leading the Panthers to the state championship.
Following a 21-10 season in 2016, the sixth 20-win season of her high school coaching career, Richter was named the Section 1AAA Coach of the Year.
She earned her coaching license while attending the University of Minnesota and began her high school coaching career immediately after graduation, taking over at Minneapolis Southwest in 2004, where she posted a winning record in each of her 10 seasons, including five 20-win seasons, while compiling a record of 190-87.
Richter then came to Lakeville North, which had won its second Class AAA state title in three years two seasons before her arrival but was beginning a rebuilding process.
In 2008, she joined the Mizuno Northern Lights coaching staff. She led her teams to a pair of AAU national championships (2009, 2011) a national runner-up finish (2012), a Denver Crossroads Qualifier Championship (2011), two Northern Lights Qualifier championships (2015 and 2016) and the clubs only international championship (2012) in Falconara, Italy.
A native of Rice Lake, Wis., Richter graduated from Minnesota, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in French studies in 2004 and a master’s of education in kinesiology in 2006.