Rick joined the full-time NABC staff as director of public relations in February, 2007, and is responsible for communications, including public and media relations and publications. He serves as the official spokesperson for the NABC, is responsible for NABC awards, all-district and All-America voting and assists with the production of events at the NABC Convention, including the Guardians of the Game Awards Show and Champions Luncheon. Rick is the secretary for the NABC Board of Directors, a position he has held since 1985. He is a member of the USBWA and CoSIDA and previously was associate athletic director/communications at Southern Connecticut State University, where he served for 36 years. He was one of six inductees in the Class of 2016 for the CoSIDA Hall of Fame.