A. J. RICKARD
Inducted: June 14, 1996 in West Lafayette, IN
High School Attended: Jimtown, Elkhart, IN Graduated: 1958
High School Honors: Leading tackler 1957 and 1958.
College Attended: Manchester College Graduated: 1962
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.