Dick Shrider

Richard Guy “Dick” Shrider was an American professional basketball player and college coach. Shrider was selected in the 1948 BAA Draft by the New York Knicks after a collegiate career at Ohio. He played for the Knicks for four total games in 1948 before then playing in the National Basketball League for the Detroit Vagabond Kings.

Shrider then became a high school boys’ basketball coach at Gallipolis High School until 1955, at which point he took over the boys’ basketball team at Fairborn High School. In 1957, Miami University in Ohio named him as their new head coach. In 1957-58, his first season, Shrider’s Redskins went undefeated against Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponents. They became the first MAC team to ever win an NCAA Tournament game that year as well. During Shrider’s nine seasons as Miami’s head coach he led them to four MAC championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances (1958, 1966). He compiled an overall record of 126-96, and in 1996, he was named an honoree of the school’s “Cradle of Coaches” award.