Rick grew up in the small rural town of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, where his love for sports ripened. During his high school years, Rick focused on basketball.
Rick got his first coaching job at Mid-Del Christian School in 1985 where he started out coaching the 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team. He then got his first head basketball coaching job at Oklahoma City Christian Academy, and assistant football coach.
Rick has been coaching young athletes for the past 28 years and has held a career win of 541 to 186 loses. He has been named Coach of the Year six times, two time Texas All-Star Coach, won three state titles, one national title and fourteen district titles. Rick has also been the athletic director for many christian schools for over 20 years.
Rick has been married to his beautiful wife Ruth for almost 30 years and has four children: Taylor, Megan, Hunter and Brock. When Rick is not coaching he enjoys spending time with his family at home, swinging a golf club with a buddy or playing the drums for his church worship band.
- career wins 541 to 186 losses
- 3 State Titles 1 National Title 14 District Titles
- 6 Time Coach of the Year
- 4 Final Four Appearances in Texas
- 2 Time Texas All-Star Coach
- Coached TCU Summer Basketball Camps
- Coach of McDonalds All American Nominee
- Athletic Director for Over 20 Years
- Coached over 15 years of Shoot the Hoops with Coach G Basketball Camps
Three year, Three sport Varsity sport athlete in High School: Volleyball, Basketball and I threw discus in Track
Member of the Women's Rowing team at the University of Southern California
1995-1999 Los Angeles Marathon Finisher
2012-2014 Austin Marathon Finisher
2011-2014 Tough Cookie Coach, All women's endurance sports team in Austin during my tenure I finished the Austin marathon, Austin Running club races series, 70.3 Ironman (relayed the bike and run), MS150 bike ride, Spa Girl triathlon, and local duathlons (run and bike).
In 2014, I stopped running and coaching due to injuries. I practiced Yoga from 2014-2015. In 2016 I enrolled in the Get Fit program with the UT Fitness Institute; by spring break I was unable to walk without significant pain. I was later diagnosed with stress fractures in both feet.
In the fall of 2016, Annicka asked if we could go to the Austin Stone. Hesitantly, I agreed since she was so excited. Moms from our homeschool summer soccer meetups invited me to join their weekly Missional Community. I am so grateful I listed to Annicka. After months at Austin Stone and praying for healing in April of 2017, with encouragement from my One Day Academy friends, I successfully completed a 6 week introduction to trail running program with Women on the Trails.
I was baptized on Memorial Day at the Austin Stone picnic. I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength and that all everything in my life past, present and future are only possible through Jesus.
I have three children Annicka (16), Aaliyah (14), Apollo (12). I have been married to my loving and supportive husband Chuck for 17 years. As a native Texan and Texas EX, Chuck knew he wanted to raise his family in Austin. We have lived in Austin for 12 years. I was born and raised in San Diego. I have a bachelors in Economics and a masters degree in Social work from the University of Southern California.
Travis was born and raised in the great state of Texas. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1996. Shortly after graduating he married his much better half Cherish. Travis and Cherish now have seven wonderful children. Travis has been employed by Advanced Micro Devices in Austin since 1995 and is currently Business Unit lead for Client Desktop Products.
Travis has been playing basketball for over 30 years and is known by his community as Trigger for his quick first step, fluid jump shot, and never seeing a bad shot. He focusses on teaching solid fundamentals, team work, and using the game of basketball to teach important Christian life lessons.