Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics & Recreation Patricia S.W. Epps named Beth Elbon as the women's basketball program's interim head coach for the 2019-20 season.
Elbon was at the helm of the Diplomats from 1998-06, leading the program to a 96-77 record, four Centennial Conference (CC) Semifinal appearances and two Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Playoff showings. Her 96 victories stand second in program history, behind only Mary Fleig (194-90), who went 122-60 during her tenure.
"I have tremendous respect and affection for this program, and am committed to upholding the values and high standards that Coach Richter has instilled," said Elbon. "The student-athletes whom I have had the good fortune to coach at F&M are some of the most inspiring and committed women I've met in my life and I am excited to come back to work with this year's team."
The 2002 team finished the year with a 20-7 mark, good for the first 20-win season since 1991. Five of her players earned All-America recognition, while two garnered CC Player of the Year honors. Elbon returned to the sidelines as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season.