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Wheelchair-Bound Coach Ricker Still Sharing Knowledge

Published: July 22, 2008

ricker-1The sound of basketballs rhythmically hitting the gym floor filled the inside of Eastview Recreation Center.

In one corner, a man’s face familiar to basketball fans here in Greene County could be seen talking to a group of young ladies. They were gathered around him, all listening intently to what he had to say.

For more than twenty years, Coach Larry Ricker has been spending a portion of his summers teaching, encouraging, and instilling the game of basketball into young Greene County athletes. The exception was last year when the coach was continuing to recover from a tragic accident that nearly cost him his life.