Rick joined the NABC staff on a part-time basis in May 1985, serving as secretary for the NABC Board of Directors, a position he still holds, and as a media consultant.
Rick became a full-time member of the NABC staff in 2007, retiring from his position as associate director of athletics after 36 years at Southern Connecticut State University. He was NABC director of public relations until 2014, when he was promoted to senior director of communications. His responsibilities include media relations; serving as the spokesperson for the association; editor of NABC publications, including Time-Out magazine; and events during the annual NABC Convention, held each year in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four.
Upon graduation from Southern Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education, Rick was appointed as sports information director for the university. He served in that position until 1994 when he was elevated to associate director of athletics. One of the first in his profession to produce media guides for women’s sports, Rick established the initial athletics website for the university, which won 10 NCAA Division II championships, including six in men’s soccer, three in men’s gymnastics, and one in women’s basketball.
A member of CoSIDA and the USBWA, Rick has been inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, the SCSU Athletics Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
He resides in North Haven, CT, with his wife, Nancy. The couple has three children and five grandchildren.