With 28 years coaching experience at the international professional level, NCAA division II, community college, and high school levels, head coach Randy Rick enters his thirteenth year at the helm of the Feather River College Men’s Basketball program. The four-time Golden Valley Conference Coach of the Year (2000, 2003, 2005, 2012) has led the Golden Eagles to five Golden Valley Conference Championships, while averaging 20 wins per season during his first six seasons at Feather River.
When Coach Rick came to Feather River College, he found a program that was in desperate need of a basketball “facelift”. He inherited a program that went 2-29, 3-25 and was dead last in crowd attendance in the GVC. In his first season (1999-2000) at FRC, Rick orchestrated the greatest performance turnaround in the nation rejuvenating the Golden Eagles program with a 25-5 overall record and the first Golden Valley Conference Championship in FRC’s history. The Golden Eagle program has produced four California All-State selections and several DI, DII and NAIA players who have gone on to graduate and enter today's modern global workforce. Four former Golden Eagles, Zach Whiting, Earl Moore, Eddie Shelby and Zach Atkinson have played professionally overseas. 2005 GVC Most Valuable Player Larry Brackins went on to be drafted by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers straight out of Community College.
Rick played point guard at Red Bluff High School, and was named First Team All NSCIF before playing at Butte Community College. There he led the nation in free throw percentage at one point, making 49 out of 50 free throws, guiding the Roadrunners to the California State Community College Tournament Final Four. Rick then attended Chico State University where he held the single season and career all time field goal percentage record for over twenty years at 62.3%. As a shooting guard, he played a significant role in leading the Wildcats to a 13-1 league record, and winning the NCAC league championship. That same year, Chico State beat Stanford University, making CSU-Chico the only Division II team to ever defeat a PAC-10 team. From there, Rick played professionally in Albury, Australia for two years averaging 29 points per game while averaging 91% from the free throw line.
Rick earned a BA in Physical Education from Chico State, completed the credential program from Simpson College in Redding, California, and fulfilled his student teaching requirements at Corning High School. He has been married for 20 years to the former Traci Wise of Chico, Ca. and has three sons, Brady (15), Jacob (12), Hayden (6) and a daughter, Jordan (25).