Prior to his current position, he was the Associate Commissioner for the Mid-American Conference. Rick coached at the collegiate level for 19 years as Head Coach of The College of William & Mary and Bates College and as Associate Head Coach at Boston College and Ohio State. He has experienced Big East and Big Ten Conference Championships, 5 NCAA Tournaments, two Elite Eights and a Final Four with the Buckeyes in 1999.
Rick currently serves as both the Associate Commissioner for the Big Ten Conference with oversight of Men's Basketball and the Executive Director of the Collegiate Officiating Consortium, LLC - Consisting of the the Big Ten Conference, Mid-American Conference, Horizon League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Summit League, America East and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (D-II). The COC oversees officiating for 65 D-I institutions in 22 states and has added two affiliate D-III members; College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
"Honestly, it was the best camp I have ever attended. The camp is run in a first-class manner from start to finish."
"I want to thank you for running a great camp. The clinicians, facilities, lodging, etc. were all first class. I learned a lot and it was a great camp opportunity."
"As you stated in your meeting Friday night, one of your goals was to put together a first class camp. I need to tell you it was accomplished and then some... it was a great job! You are correct in saying there is no other camp in the country with a staff like yours. The staff assembled was unbelievable: a wealth of knowledge that was organized to cover every game, every court, every day. Great guys, great information. Once again, great job. I totally enjoyed attending."
"I really enjoyed the camp atmosphere, very professional without feeling like it was just a camp to make money. The staff was second to none and was a pleasure to work with. I gained a wealth of knowledge and will apply it in my future endeavors. I would recommend it to anyone."
"Thanks again for the great camp. The staff was very professional and provided some great tips and advice which well help to become a better official. It was great learning from some of the best in the business. The organization and accommodations were first class; by far the best camp I have attended!”
“Thank you for the opportunity to learn and improve my abilities as an official. I learned something from each clinician that I interacted with. The specific [and] detailed evaluations and individual one on one development time they took with me is much appreciated. This was a great camp and I look forward to working with everyone in the future.”
“Just wanted to say "Well done!" on the camp. I've been to many camps over my officiating career and the camp that you put together was well organized with top notch clinicians and great basketball! I appreciated the input that you gave on the court as well -- it's always interesting to hear things from a coach's point of view -- something that we aren't usually exposed to in an instructional environment.”
“I came away feeling as if I received real camp value. From the hotel accommodations to the scheduling of games and top notch clinicians, I feel things were very well organized. I would recommend this camp to anybody interested in trying to get into the Division I level of basketball officiating.”
“Sincere thanks and compliments for another great camp. From a camper’s viewpoint, all of the goals and objectives that you set with regards to what you want to provide far exceed expectations. Professional, organized and as for the staff - it continues to be the best in the business. Thanks for the opportunity. I always take away something that will make me a better official. If anyone leaves and does not say the same, shame on them.”