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Head Football Coach

Phone: (262) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Milwaukee , Wisconsin , United States
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha , Wisconsin 53140
United States

Company Description: Established in 1847, Carthage is a college of the liberal arts and sciences affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Situated on the Lake...   more
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  • Waukegan West High School
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Rucks moves into assistant AD role at Carthage: D3football.com
www.d3football.com, 20 Nov 2012 [cached]
Rucks moves into assistant AD role at Carthage More news about: Carthage
In addition to 95 wins at Carthage, Tim Rucks is the last coach to have a .500 record at North Park.
Longtime Carthage head football coach Tim Rucks will assume a new set of administrative and managerial responsibilities when he joins the Carthage athletics administration team as an assistant director of athletics. The promotion is effective Nov. 19, 2012.
More moves in Coaching Carousel
"Tim has had an exceptional 18-season coaching career at Carthage," said Carthage athletic director Robert Bonn.
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In his new role, Rucks will leave behind coaching responsibilities and immerse himself in athletic recruiting, student eligibility and advising, alumni relations, and fundraising.
Rucks had stepped away from the head coaching role earlier this season after a medical issue forced him from the sidelines during a game against North Central.
"I've loved the past 18 years as head football coach at Carthage," said Rucks. "I'm looking forward to this new opportunity and to continuing my association with the college."
Carthage will launch a national search in the coming weeks for a new head football coach.
The promotion for Rucks ends an 18-year career as Carthage's head football coach (95-79-1, 18 years at Carthage; 104-112-4, 22 years overall). He was named American Football Coaches Association North Region "Coach of the Year," as well as College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin "Bob Reade Football Coach of the Year" in 2004 with an 11-2 conference-championship team that reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. He was also named Wisconsin Private College "Football Coach of the Year" in 2009. From 1990 to 1994, Rucks was the head coach at North Park University, also in the College Conference of Illinois Wisconsin.
Rucks is a native of Waukegan, Ill., attended Waukegan West High School and played four years of football at Carthage under head coach Art Keller.
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As a senior in 1982, Rucks was named first-team All-CCIW offensive tackle. He graduated in 1983 with a double major in English and political science. Rucks was selected in the third round by the Denver Gold in the inaugural United States Football League draft before signing as a free agent with the National Football League's New York Jets. He played with the Jets during the 1983 season.
From 1986-88, Rucks served as an assistant football coach at Niles North High School in suburban Chicago. He was named an assistant football coach at North Park in 1989 before the college promoted him to head coach prior to the 1990 season.
Hall of Fame Banquet | Events | Wisconsin Football Coaches Association
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Tim Rucks, Carthage College
Racine Raiders | Semi-Pro Football | Racine, Wisconsin |
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Tim Rucks, a gridiron star at Waukegan West High School who went on to play briefly in the NFL and coach football for nearly 20 years at Carthage College, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving west of the Kenosha campus. Tim Rucks, a gridiron star at Waukegan West High School who went on to play briefly in the NFL and coach football for nearly 20 years at Carthage College, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving west of the Kenosha campus. (Handout, Carthage College) See more galleries Tim Rucks
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Former Carthage College football coach Tim Rucks (center), who died March 10, checks the stances of Adalberto Maldonado (left) and DeShaun Foster (right) at Waukegan's football training camp.
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Former Carthage College football coach Tim Rucks (center), who died March 10, checks the stances of Adalberto Maldonado (left) and DeShaun Foster (right) at Waukegan's football training camp. (Michael Schmidt, Lake County News-Sun)
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Tim Rucks at Waukegan West High School, 1979
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Tim Rucks at Waukegan West High School, 1979 (Handout, Waukegan District 60) See more galleries Tim Rucks
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Former Carthage College football coach Tim Rucks (left), who died March 10, helps Thomas Craig with his lineman stance at Waukegan's football training camp.
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Former Carthage College football coach Tim Rucks (left), who died March 10, helps Thomas Craig with his lineman stance at Waukegan's football training camp. (Michael Schmidt, Lake County News-Sun)
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Tim Rucks played football at Waukegan, Carthage and for the New York Jets
Tim Rucks, a gridiron star at Waukegan West High School who went on to play briefly in the NFL and coach football for nearly 20 years at Carthage College, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving west of the Kenosha campus.
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CPR and life-saving measures were attempted, but Rucks was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Rucks, 54, was a Waukegan native and 1979 graduate of Waukegan West who played on the same team as local legend Gerald Green.
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After graduation, Rucks was selected in the third round by the Denver Gold in the inaugural United States Football League draft before signing as a free agent with the New York Jets, playing during the 1983 season. He would go on to join football staffs at Niles North High School and North Park College in Chicago before being named head coach at Carthage in 1994.
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"I spoke with Tim Rucks almost every day since January 16, 1995, the day that I hired him as the Carthage head football coach," Bonn said.
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"Tim gave every ounce of his energy, talent, and enthusiasm to the football program, the athletics department and most importantly to the students, over his 20-year Carthage career.
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In January 2004, Rucks returned to Lake County to host the News-Sun's Fall Sports Awards Banquet, telling the Gurnee Holiday Inn crowd about his days as a young athlete.
Carthage plans gathering to remember ...
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Carthage plans gathering to remember Tim Rucks
Carthage College will begin its remembrance of Tim Rucks Thursday.
The school is inviting the community to gather at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of Carthage's Siebert Chapel to honor Rucks, the school's long-time football coach who died suddenly at age 54 on Tuesday.
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Former Carthage College football coach Tim Rucks, the second-winningest coach in school history, died Tuesday afternoon. He was 54.
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