has accumulated 30 years of experience as a player, coach, director, and manager in soccer, at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels.
playing career as a goalkeeper includes: being named to the Chicago Sun-Times' All-Time Great Players of the Illinois State Soccer Tournament as a high school player in Lake Forest, IL.; being a four-year letter winner at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
and appearing in two D1 national tournaments; and capturing a professional league championship with the Detroit Express (ASL).
Ric's coaching career at the collegiate level began at the University of Akron; then he founded the Missouri Valley College men's and women's programs; and continued coaching at Chico State (CA) and Southwestern University (TX).
He then began a career in youth soccer starting as the State Director of Coaching for South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA), and subsequent Director of Coaching roles with several youth clubs.
Management opportunities followed.
He has been Executive Director for two youth organizations, the Managing Director for the Minnesota Thunder Professional Club, and Athletic Director at Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX).
Presently, Ric is the Director of Operations for the Austin Aztex, a United Soccer Leagues (USL) club.
has authored a very successful book entitled Hey Coach, This Game Is Fun!
He remains active on the field as a STYSA state coaching course instructor and ODP staff member, private goalkeeping trainer, and US Soccer National Training Center staff member.
has earned the USSF "A," National Youth, and Grade 8 Referee Assignor licenses; the NSCAA National Diploma; the National Youth Sports Coaches Association
certification; and a Master's degree in Physical Education.