Born on June 26, 1956
Tipton, Indiana
Inducted On
July 17, 2021
Location Inducted
Fishers, Indiana
Region Number
Fishers High School
Huntington North High School
University of Indianapolis, Ball State University
B.S. in Health & P.E. M.A. in Physical Education
BS 1978, MA 1982
Letterman at Indiana Central. Played Quarterback 1974-76. Student Assistant in 1977.
11 Conference Championships. 7 Sectional Championships. 3 Regional Championships. 2 Semi-State Championships. 2 State Championships (Zionsville '87, Fishers '10). Rick became only the 4th coach in Indiana history to win Football State Championships at two different schools. Active member of the IFCA since 1979 and serving the membership in multiple offices including All-Star Chairman, IFCA Clinic Committee Co-Director, and Region 8 Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Career coaching record of 263-144 (.646). Assistant Coach 3 times ('86,'88,'92) and Head Coach (2011) of the North-South All-Star game. Won the inaugural IFCA Dave Land Coach of the Year Award (2010) and Indianapolis Colts nominee for the NFL Don Shula Award (2010). Was an AFCA Power of Influence Award nominee and finalist (2011).
Rick has two children, a daughter, Cori and a son, Clint.
Over 40 years of coaching experience. Assistant at Rushville 1978-82. Head Coach at Zionsville 1983-87 (44-12). Head Coach at Merrillville 1986-96 (63-29). Head Coach at Greenwood 1997-2005 (57-42). Head Coach at Fishers 2006-19 (99-61). Assistant at University of Indianapolis 2020-2021. Webber International University (LBs) 2022 - present.