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    An exciting coach to watch on the court because of his love the game, Rick Duckett must have been born with a basketball in his hands.

    Rick Duckett is in his sixth season with the Gamecocks. Duckett was head coach at Winston-Salem State for three seasons prior to coming to Carolina and is in his second stint on the USC staff after serving in the same capacity for Bill Foster for the 1985-86 season.

    Duckett is responsible for recruiting, scouting, working with the perimeter players in practice, overseeing the academic area for the student-athletes and is the Director of the Offensive Skills Camp in the summer.

    Duckett, who also was the head coach at Fayetteville State for five seasons, combines with the rest of the Gamecock staff to give USC three coaches with head coaching experience. Along with Odom (18 years at Wake Forest, East Carolina and South Carolina) and Duckett (eight years at W-S State and Fayetteville State), assistant coach Ricky Stokes was head coach at Virginia Tech for four seasons, giving the USC staff a combined 30 seasons of head coaching experience.

    Duckett had a remarkable record at Winston-Salem State in his three seasons there. He led the squad to a combined 73-19 mark Lower right: while capturing the CIAA championship in 1999 and 2000. Duckett had a five-year mark of 76-57 at Fayetteville State (1994-98, leaving his eight-year head coaching tally at an impressive 149-76 (.662). In both 1999 and 2000, Duckett earned the CIAA Tournament Coaches Award, and he also was the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Coach of the Year in 1999.

    Duckett earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of North Carolina in 1979 and a Master's degree in Education in 1980 from UNC. In his time at UNC, he served as an undergraduate assistant for the Tar Heels and went on to become the junior varsity coach and a graduate assistant coach during the 1979-80 season.

    He continued his coaching career the following season, spending two years as an assistant at Harvard (1981-82) before returning to his high school alma mater, R.J. Reynolds, as assistant coach for one season (1983). He spent one season at Jacksonville University (1984) and at the University of Central Florida (1985) before serving one season on the staff of Bill Foster at South Carolina (1986). Duckett then spent six seasons as an assistant at Wichita State (1987-92), helping lead the Shockers to two NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT showing. Prior to his head coaching assignment at Fayetteville State (1994-98), he returned to R.J. Reynolds High as an assistant coach for one season (1993).

  • #2
    The purpose of this post escapes me.

    Please elaborate.
    Wear your seatbelt.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wsu789
      The purpose of this post escapes me.

      Please elaborate.
      Here we go again!!!! Good post, Rick's mom!
      Wichita State, home of the All-Americans.

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      • #4
        I'm going to assume the purpose of the original post is to show that USC has a candidate to succeed Odom right in their own house.

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        • #5
          I was also wondering why this topic was made, but Royal, that makes a lot of sense

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          • #6
            Slow

            Come on, 789 -- are you serious?

            USC has a perfectly good candidate in-house to succeed their retiring coach, a coach who has a Wichita State connection, no less, and you can't figure out why someone would interrupt the flow of rampant insecurity, panic, and just general stupidity about Marshall and South Carolina?

            :roll:

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            • #7
              Great post WSUwatcher; you're a much needed breath of fresh air.
              "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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              • #8
                I hate to sound like an ass but Royal I dont see how anybody couldnt see that that was the point.


                Sorry

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                • #9
                  Re: Slow

                  Originally posted by WSUwatcher
                  Come on, 789 -- are you serious?

                  USC has a perfectly good candidate in-house to succeed their retiring coach, a coach who has a Wichita State connection, no less, and you can't figure out why someone would interrupt the flow of rampant insecurity, panic, and just general stupidity about Marshall and South Carolina?

                  :roll:
                  I faded out about halfway through the 1st post. Thanks for spelling it out for me.
                  "You can observe a lot just by watching."
                  -- Yogi Berra

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Awesome Sauce Malone
                    I hate to sound like an ass but Royal I dont see how anybody couldnt see that that was the point.


                    Sorry
                    The point could have also been, if GM leaves, that guy could come here.

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                    • #11
                      I would be surprised if Rick was ever a head coach again. He is really good at what he does but he never struck me as the type that would excel as the top dog.


                      I liked Rick a lot, but I am fairly certain I would never want him to be my head coach.


                      Good story though.

                      :goshocks: osterwu: osterwsu:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RoyalShock
                        Originally posted by Awesome Sauce Malone
                        I hate to sound like an ass but Royal I dont see how anybody couldnt see that that was the point.


                        Sorry
                        The point could have also been, if GM leaves, that guy could come here.
                        touche

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                        • #13
                          Oh Brother! In the words of Subgod I'm not worried! 8) 8)
                          I have come here to chew bubblegum and kickass ... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Awesome Sauce Malone
                            Originally posted by RoyalShock
                            Originally posted by Awesome Sauce Malone
                            I hate to sound like an ass but Royal I dont see how anybody couldnt see that that was the point.


                            Sorry
                            The point could have also been, if GM leaves, that guy could come here.
                            touche

                            I AM NOT TOUCHY!!!! :rant:


                            :lol:

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                            • #15
                              Rick

                              I for one was just thrilled to catch up with one of the Shocker's ex-assistant coaches. Thank you for the update.

                              Haven't we all occasionally wondered "whatever happened to"?

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