RICKARD, A. J.

A. J. RICKARD

Inducted:  June 14, 1996 in West Lafayette, IN
       
Date of Birth:  September 21, 1940 in Elkhart, IN

High School Attended:  Jimtown, Elkhart, IN  Graduated:  1958

High School Honors:  Leading tackler 1957 and 1958.

College Attended:  Manchester College       Graduated:  1962 
                           Ball State University     MS

College Honors:  Little All-American-Small School Honorable Mention; played football, track and field; varsity letters in 4 years.

Coaching Experience:  Assistant coach North Liberty 1962; head coach at Klondike 1964-1969; head coach at Harrison HS 1970-1998; career coaching record of 251-84-2.

Coaching Honors:  Hoosier Conference, Sectional, and Regional Champs for several years; was Class 4A State Champion; assistant coach of 1981 North All-Star Team; Manchester Alumni Coach of the Year 1992; 1993 Herald Times Bloomington Coach of the Year and Hoosier Conference Coach of the Year 8 times; 1995 National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Association Indiana Football Coach of the Year for Class 4A; retired in 2000.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Mike Moreland, Purdue; Dan Grenat, Miami of Florida; Paul Romanowski, Butler; John O'Leary, Purdue.

Family:  Wife, Kay; children, Scott, Lorrae, Lennae.