Phone: 847-697-1000, Ext. 2002
Office: Bldg J, Room J110,
This will be Rick’s second season as the Head Coach of our Women’s Soccer team. Rick’s qualifications include; a USSF A license, a USSF National Youth license, an NSCAA Premier Diploma, an NSCAA youth Diploma, a Coerver youth Diploma, a Positive Coaching Alliance Double
Goal Certification, a USSF certified Referee and certifications in CPR/AED and first Aid.
Rick was a two year captain for our ECC men’s soccer team, was a two-time academic all-conference player and won the Skyway Conference Dick Durrant Award (which is awarded to the top male student-athlete for all sports in the conference). Rick maintained a perfect
4.0 during his two years at ECC.
Rick is also part of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) coaching education staff, he’s a district head coach for state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), he’s a staff coach for Region II ODP program and is a staff coach for the Heat United Soccer Club.
Some of Rick’s thoughts and philosophies are: “Our top priorities for the Women’s Soccer program are to graduate all of our players and create an environment that makes their time at ECC a GREAT experience!” As an avid runner, Rick has completed 7 marathons in the past 9 years. “I look
forward to teaching our players what kind of work ethic, discipline and dedication it takes to accomplish their goals!”
Outside of soccer, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids. “Having the support of my family continues to help me reach all my life goals! I’ve been extremely blessed to have been, and continue to be, around a lot of Amazing people in my life. I’m honored
to be a part of the ECC Athletic Department staff and I’ll strive to create the environment that helps our players reach their goals, both on and off the field!”