Rick LaFavers

Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach

Years of coaching/years @RPHS:

25 Years Coaching/ 8 Head Coaching / 14 College / 3 rd yr at RP as HC (was here as an assistant in ’14)

  • 2020- Ridge Point HS (AC/HFC)
  • 2015-2019 Lamar Consolidated HS (AC/HFC)
  • 2014 Ridge Point HS (LB)
  • 2012-2013 Lamar Consolidated HS (DC/LB)
  • 2007-2011 Rice (TE/STC, RB/RC)
  • 2006 Texas St (LB)
  • 2003-2005 Texas A&M (Head Strength & Conditioning – FB)
  • 2001-2002 Alabama (Def GA-DL)
  • 1998-2000 TCU (Def GA-DL)

Coaching accolades:

  • Lead Ridge Point to back to back District Championship and its 7 th District Championship in the last 10 years (2020, 2021)
  • In last two years…27 1 st Team All-District players, 2 District MVP, 2 Offensive MVP,Defensive MVP, 2
  • Newcomer MVP, 73 1 st Team Academic All-District, 18 Academic All-State Players
  • In last two years…23 players earning scholarships to play in college (2020-2022)...12 D1 players
  • Lead Ridge Point to its deepest playoff run for 6A in school history finishing as Regional Finalist (2020)
  • District 20-6A Coach of the Year (2020)
  • Vype Team of the Week/Inside HS Sports Team of the Week (2020)
  • Resurrected a Lamar Consolidated program making back-to-back playoff appearances / 1 st playoff win in over a decade
  • 2 nd most total points scored in Lamar Consolidated history (2019)
  • Most wins at Lamar since 2007…9 wins (2019)
  • Most wins and best two year record in over a decade 16-7 (2018-2019)
  • Increased participation numbers in Lamar program – fielding 5 teams for the first time in over a decade
  • In 5 years at Lamar… 22 1 st Team All-District players, 1 District MVP, 37 1 st Team Academic All-District, 39 Academic All-State Players, 23 players earning Athletic scholarships to play in college
  • Houston Touchdown Club Sportsmanship Award Finalist (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Southwest Houston Fellowship of Christian Athletes Coach of Influence 2018
  • Houston Texans Coach of the Week – Week 7/October 2015
  • Developed 14 NFL, 5 All-American, and 19 All-Conference players while coaching and college
  • Coached in six Bowl games (Texas, Cotton, Independence, Mobile (2x), Sun)
  • Primary part of staffs in 10-win seasons at TCU (2000), Alabama (2002), Rice (2008), and Ridge Point HS (2014)
  • Part of a defensive staff at TCU that led the nation in scoring defense and total defense (2000)
  • Part of a defensive staff at Alabama that finished 3 rd nationally in total defense / 5 the nationally in scoring defense (2002)
  • Part of an offensive staff at Rice that broke 40 school records, tied a school record with 10 wins, and became CUSA Co-Champions and Texas Bowl
  • Champions


Amarillo High (’91)

TCU (’97)

TCU (’00) - Masters

Playing Experience:

Played safety at Amarillo High reaching the Quarter Finals.

Walked-on at TCU. Earned scholarship. 4 year Letterman. Two year starter at safety, Team

Captain, and 2 nd Team All-SWC

Family (wife/kids):

Wife – Kim LaFavers married 25yrs), Austin (19) sophomore student-athlete at UTPB, Coleson (16) current junior at RPHS, Ryan (13) current 7 th grader at RTMS, Tyler (9) current 4 th grader at SOE

Favorite Quote:

“Every Champion was once a contender that refused to give up!” – Rocky Balboa

Profile summary

25 years of coaching experience, including time in the SEC, Big 12, C-USA, and Mountain West conferences, along with FCS and Texas High School experience. A highly versatile coach with 8 years of head coaching experience at the Texas class 5A/6A high school level, 4 years as an assistant at the Texas class 5A high school level, and 14 years at the Division I Collegiate level. This collegiate experience includes 6 years of experience on defense, 5 on offense, 3 as Special Teams Coordinator, 2 as Recruiting Coordinator, and 3 as Head Strength Coach.