An alumnus of Prince Avenue Christian School, Richard Ricketts was appointed athletic director of the school in 1996. He began teaching and coaching at Prince Avenue in 1991, and currently serves as the boys varsity basketball head coach. In 2006 he began the school’s football program, serving as the head coach and moving it from the middle school to junior varsity to varsity level. He has also coached girls varsity basketball, winning the Region 8A title in 2010, and advancing to the 3rd round of the state tournament, and middle school volleyball.
As athletic director, Coach Ricketts has added girls varsity softball, tennis, soccer, and cheerleading teams as well as boys and girls golf, cross country and track and field, in addition football. He has been named Region Athletic Director of the Year six times. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 with a B.S. degree in History, and is certified by the Association of Christian Schools International.