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  • Waukegan West High School
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AstroPlay - News Release on Carthage carpet being the latest in artificial turf technology, 6 Jan 2001 [cached]
In previous seasons, Carthage football coach Tim Rucks would spend time tracking the weather to figure out if Art Keller Field was going to be under water.Adjusting practice schedules was part of the job.Now, Rucks has no worries regarding the field.
"I can't really say enough good things about it," the sixth-year coach said."Number one, we always have a field that will be in great shape.It's well-marked.It helps our practice situations as far as our linemen spacing.It's softer than grass.The ball bounces true.
Tim Rucks, the head football ..., 15 Dec 2007 [cached]
Tim Rucks, the head football coach at Carthage College, gave the keynote address.Rucks played professionally and was a member of the Racine Raiders.
American Football Monthly - Secret Weapon: Turning your Punt Team into an Offensive Weapon - March 2006, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
by: Tim Rucks
Tim Rucks
Tim Rucks has been head coach of the Carthage College Redmen for 11 years and was named an AFCA North Region Coach of the Year in 2004. The Redmen completed an 11-2 season that fall and reached the quarterfinals of the Division III Championship. From 1990-1994, Rucks was the Head Coach at North Park University. A native of Waukegan, IL, Rucks played four years of football at Carthage as an offensive tackle and signed with the New York Jets as a free agent. He played with the Jets during the 1983 season.
Racine Raiders | Semi-Pro Football | Racine, Wisconsin |, 17 Mar 2013 [cached]
Player Personnel Advisor - Tim Rucks
Rucks moves into assistant AD role at Carthage:, 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.
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.
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.
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