A Hard Working Teacher- A look at Coach Matt Rickards

Luis Martin, Sports Staff Writer

Coach Rickards is a hard working teacher with a good heart. Rickards teaches weight training, has coached football for 13 years, and takes kids on drives for drivers ed during the day. At the end of the day, he likes to spend time with his family.
Rickards tells the Cougar Claw about what inspired him to be a coach was his dad. His dad was also a coach when he was a little boy.
Rickards has a big impact with teens which made him decide to be a coach. He enjoys what he does, whether it is coaching his athletes, or allowing his students to lift some weights.
He creates a fun enviorment for his students. He asks his students what music to play, helping them grow their muscle mass, or just simply teaching them to drive.
“I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t enjoy it, it’s not like your average 9 to 5 job, but then again, I enjoy doing it,” Rickards states.