Ric Huffman, a college and youth soccer coaching veteran in the Central Indiana area, started as an assistant on the Butler women's soccer staff in 2009.
"Ric is a wonderful addition to our staff," head coach Tari St. John said when hiring Huffman in 2009. "He has a communication style that puts players at ease and allows them to process his feedback without unneeded emotion. He has proven to be a great fit for our program."
Huffman and the Bulldogs enjoyed one of their finest seasons in 2012. Butler was the top defensive team in the Atlantic 10 Conference, helping the Bulldogs to a 12-5-4 record. The team that season set school records for fewest goals allowed and fewest losses.
In his second year at Butler, he helped the Bulldogs capture a conference regular season title. The 2010 Bulldogs, claimed a share of the regular season league title with Milwaukee and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
A native of Bloomington, Ind., Huffman brings with him collegiate and professional playing experience as a former member of the Indiana University men's soccer team and the Indiana Twisters of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. He also played on the 1998 National Indoor Championship team with former Butler greats Scott Lawler, Steve Weiger, Scott Weiger, Casey Sweeney and Craig Koller.
A 1993 graduate of Indiana University, Huffman is married to Collette Huffman and has three children: James, Ryker and Sarah.