Rick Rivers is a retired Halifax high school physical education teacher. A graduate of Hamilton Teachers College, he played three years with the Canadian Junior Football League, Burlington Braves. As their QB, the Braves won a number of championships and Rick was named team MVP. He spent the next year with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before coming to Dalhousie.
Rick has a B.Sc. (P.E.), M.Sc., and M.Ed. from Dalhousie and in 2011 received Dal’s Sandy Young Award for his contributions to Sport in Nova Scotia. Football Nova Scotia named their Life Time Achievement Award after him and in the last four years he was inducted into the inaugural Football Nova Scotia Hall of Fame and the Sport Nova Scotia Hall of Fame as a builder.
For over forty years, Rick has been involved as a coach, clinician and administrator in Nova Scotia. His coaching has been primarily at the high school and provincial elite team levels. As an administrator he has been President of Football Nova Scotia, the Metro Touch Football League and a Vice-President with Football Canada.
Rick was elated when Jim Wilson asked for his help in initiating the rebirth of the Dal Tigers and has coached since 2010.