An alumnus of Prince Avenue Christian School, Richard Ricketts began teaching and coaching at Prince Avenue in 1991 and was appointed Athletic Director of the school in 1996. He currently serves as the girls’ varsity basketball coach. As the girls’ coach, he won the Region Championship in 2010 and 2018 and has been to the State Tournament five times including 2017 and 2018 trips to the Elite Eight. Coach Ricketts has also previously served as the boys’ basketball coach, a stint that included three trips to the State Tournament.
As Athletic Director, Coach Ricketts has added girls middle school and varsity softball, middle school, JV and varsity football, girls and boys middle school tennis, girls varsity tennis, girls and boys middle school and varsity golf, middle school and varsity cross country, girls and boys middle school and varsity soccer and numerous elementary sports. He has been named Region Athletic Director of the Year eight times.
Coach Ricketts graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in History.