As Alumni Weekend approaches, the Lynchburg College athletic department is profiling the teams and players selected to this year's Hall of Fame Class. The fifth honoree to be profiled is former track and field thrower Ricky Cash '88, '92 M. Ed.
Ricky has been described as the hardest working employee at the college. His work ethic is unmatched, and is often recognized during staff meetings and campus events. Ricky is regularly awarded with the staff "Above and Beyond" award, celebrating his ability to multitask, take initiative, please multiple groups across campus, and still remain standing at the end of each day.
Ricky's work with the athletic department began when he was a student at Lynchburg College, participating on the track and field team. Ricky served as the team captain and won multiple Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) titles in the shot put and discus. He still holds the 5th place position all-time for the shot put at Lynchburg College, based on his dedication to the sport.
After graduating from Lynchburg College in 1988 with a degree in Physical Education, Ricky was hired as a Graduate Assistant in the cross country/track and field program. Ricky became the first ever assistant coach to Dr. Jack Toms and was instrumental in building the track and field program into the powerhouse that it is today. After earning his Master's of Education degree in 1992, Ricky continued to work with the track and field teams until 1997.
Most recently, Ricky began working with the Athletic Department in media services. He works with all of the coaches in some capacity with their media needs. Before every game, Ricky can be spotted darting past fans and coaches to ensure that everything is ready to go for the start of the competition. The Athletics Department relies on Ricky to move equipment, prep the courts, fields, and track, and be on call for in-game needs because of his demonstrated dedication and reliability to the Lynchburg College Athletics Department.
Ricky currently works at Lynchburg College with his wife, Jane. They live in Forest, Virginia.
We asked Ricky a couple of questions and here is what he had to say:
What is your favorite memory at Lynchburg College?
My favorite memory at Lynchburg College was meeting my wife.
How has LC track and field and LC as a whole helped you throughout your life?
Lynchburg College and the track and field program taught me the importance of hard work and always doing your best.
What about LC made you come here and then stick around after graduation?
I was recruited by Coach Toms and saw the opportunity to be part of a great program. I stayed after graduation to coach track and then later to work full-time.