Owens Athletic Director reportedly died Dec. 27Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Owens Community College Athletic Director Michael Rickard died unexpectedly Dec. 27.
Rickard was an 1982 Owens graduate and member of the school’s alumni association board. He was a 1984 University of Toledo graduate with a bachelor’s degree in education and recreation/sports management, he was named “Athletic Director of the Year” for 1995-96 and 1999-2000 by the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Rickard was associated with the Owens athletic teams since the 1979-80 season, serving as a scorekeeper, statistician and assistant coach at times. From 1999-2001, he served as the Commissioner of the OCCAC, according to the Owens Community College website.
The college sent out an e-mail to the campus members notifying them of Rickard’s death.
Owens Director of Public and Media Relations, Brad Meyer, said via e-mail, that visitation will be held at Walter Funeral Home, located at 4653 Glendale Avenue in Toledo from the hours of 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 30th.
Funeral services for Rickard will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 4560 Glendale Avenue in Toledo at 11:00 am on Friday, December 31st.