Rick began his coaching career in Smithsburg, Md., where he was head coach of his son's baseball teams for several years. His daughter played baseball on this team 1 year, then wanted a "sport of her own", so Rick began a passion for girls softball coaching her teams for the next 10 years. He has moved to Chambersburg recently from the Charlottesville, Va., area where for the past 10 years, he helped form and develop the Fluvanna Girls Softball League now consisting of over 100 girls ages 5-18. He served as head coach of every age group and on the Board as V.P. and Player Agent. He also instructed annual skills clinics for the league applying knowledge developed through evaluating many University of Va. girls games and their clinics. He also attended numerous clinics in Richmond, Va., where top college coaches shared their secrets to success. Rick believes in taking a genuine interest in the players, being positive and encourag ing, while emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard work at the fundamentals.