Facebook Ad Pixel SUNY Orange Athletics Varsity Sports: Men's Basketball

SUNY Orange Colts

Men's Basketball Staff

About Coach Tom Rickard

Coach Tom Rickard has returned to the Colts’ sideline following a six-year hiatus. He was head coach from 2006-07 through 2012-13, compiling a record of 134-73 in that span. Under his tutelage, the program amassed four 20-win seasons, including a 25-win campaign in 2010-11. Rickard led SUNY Orange to a pair of Mid Hudson Conference titles (2006-07 and 2008-09) and twice guided the Colts to the district championship, falling just one win short of a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament each time.

When named head coach in 2006-07, Rickard succeeded his father Paul who had led the Colts’ hardwood fortunes for 25 years, including guiding the program to its lone National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament appearance in 2006. Tom Rickard spent eight seasons as an assistant under his father. As a player, Rickard averaged 25 points per game during his senior season at nearby Minisink Valley High School; scored 1,010 points at SUNY Orange en route to earning all-region honors; and became a Division II All-American at Dominican College following his final season.