Ric Lucore Jr. joined the University of Redlands football staff as an assistant coach in the spring of 2009. His responsibilities include working with the offensive line and serving as the assistant director of football operations.
Lucore is no stranger to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) as he competed on the Whittier College football team from 1992-94 and played one year of baseball for the Poets in 1996.
After graduating from Whittier, he quickly ascended into the coaching ranks, taking a job with Pioneer High School as the offensive line and defensive line coach. In 1997, he moved over to Lynwood High School and worked in the same capacity for the Knights. From 1998-2001, Lucore worked with both the offensive and defensive line at San Bernardino High School before taking a job at Arroyo Valley High School where he gained a variety of experience. At one time or another, he served as the offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator, and also worked with the offensive line, quarterbacks, running backs and linebackers during his five-year stint.
This Riverside native moved from coaching high school football to working at the college level in 2006 when he took a position at San Bernardino Valley College as a running backs coach. His duties evolved in 2007 when he became the offensive line and run coordinator, and in 2008, he became the program’s offensive coordinator.
Currently, he is the Activities Director at Arroyo Valley where he also teaches math.
A “student of the game,” Lucore hopes to continue excelling as a coach and teacher while obtaining knowledge through instructing others.
He remains active in his professional organizations, which include the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the California Association of Directors of Activities (CADA).
In addition, this Chicago Bears fan enjoys golfing and spending time with family.
Lucore received his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, Health, Recreation, and Dance from Whittier in 1996 and obtained his Clear Teaching Credential from National University in 2002. He and his wife, Vicki, reside in East Highland with their four children.