Rick McCormick currently serves as the Owner, Head Coach, and Director of Southwest Hoops LLC.. Coach McCormick brings 28 years of college coaching and recruiting experience to the service. Coach McCormick has served as a College Head Coach at the NJCAA, NAIA, and NCAA D-II levels. McCormick spent 17 years as a College Head Coach. He has also spent one season as a Head Coach at the professional minor-league level. Additionally, Coach McCormick has served as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at NCAA Division I, Northwestern Louisiana State University and Oral Roberts University.
Coach McCormick brings a variety of experiences from various academic and athletic levels. From these experiences he has gained recognition from his colleagues as an outstanding teacher of the game as well as an outstanding recruiter. In 2000-2001 Coach McCormick was selected as "NJCAA National Coach of the Year". In three different Conferences, McCormick was voted as "Conference Coach of the Year". His 2001 team also captured the National Championship. The same year McCormick was selected as a speaker and clinic presenter at the NJCAA National Coaches Clinic in Las Vegas,NV.
Coach McCormick has coached many players that have earned All Conference honors and several All-Americans. Many of his players have played professionally in both the U.S. and abroad.
Coach McCormick's remarkable accomplishments over the past 30 years include:
- Team captured National Championship in 2001.
- National Coach of the Year
- Leads team to NAIA National Tournament in 3rd season as Head Coach, their 1st appearance in 34 years.
- Conference Coach of the Year in 3 different Collegiate Conferences
- Featured speaker at the NJCAA National Coaches Clinic in Las Vegas,NV.
- Successful and highly acclaimed collegiate Athletic Director for 4 years.
- First and only Coach to lead CVC to Conference, Region, and National Championship.
- At Union University, defeated team ranked #1 in Nation.
- Coached All-Time Leading Scorer in Union University history.
- While at NAIA, Union defeated NCAA Division I program.
- In every position as Head Coach, defeated a Nationally Ranked opponent.
- General Manager of a founding Professional Franchise.
- In 1st year as Head Coach, won a Professional UBL Championship.
- Featured speaker at numerous banquets, clinics, and camps throughout the U.S.
- Named to Who's Who in America for 2012.