Coach Ricks is from Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Western Hills High School at the top of his class and wrestled all four years. After high school, Ricks attended Texas State University where he got his degrees in Political Science and Economics and participated in club wrestling.
He taught and coached his first year at Springtown High school where he was able to succeed in and out of the classroom. As the sole wrestling technique coach, Ricks was able to grow a 5 man wrestling team to 17 and managed to end the year with 7 wrestlers going to Region and 2 wrestlers going to State. It was the most successful year Springtown Wrestling had ever experienced.
Coach Ricks is now overjoyed to ally and work under Head Wrestling Coach Vincent Lowe as a Katy Tiger, in the Home of Champions!