Assistant Coach Derek Ricker
2011-2012 will be Derek Ricker's third year as an assistant wrestling coach for the Falcons.
Ricker is an extremely valuable component to Messiah wrestling. As an assistant coach Ricker trains the middle weight wrestlers, does match day evaluations and individual plan development, and planning and implementing practices and season plans.
Ricker graduated from messiah in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration.
Derek had an outstanding wrestling career during his time here at Messiah. He was team captain during his junior and senior years. Ricker was a two time NCAA Qualifier and a Scholar All-American for the Falcons.
"Derek personifies the character that we want to develop in our wrestlers both on and off the mat," stated head wrestling coach Bryan Brunk of having Ricker on his coaching staff.