April 24, 2009
Indianapolis, Ind. - Ric Huffman, a 15-year youth soccer coaching veteran in the Central Indiana area, has joined the Butler women's soccer coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
"Ric is a wonderful addition to our staff," head coach Tari St. John said. "In the couple of months he has been on board, he has already had an impact on our program. 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."
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.
"Ric's level of coaching and playing experience has allowed him to help with all facets of our program right from the start," St. John added. "He has 15 years of club coaching experience in the Indianapolis area, which has already helped in our local recruiting effort.
"It's exciting when you add a good coach to your staff, but even more exciting when you add a good person."
A 1993 graduate of Indiana University, Huffman is married to Butler cross country/track and field assistant coach Collette Huffman and has three children: James, Ryker and Sarah.