Shrider, circa 1947
|Born||February 7, 1923|
Glass Rock, Glenford, Ohio
|Died||January 21, 2014 (aged 90)|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Glenford (Thornville, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1948||New York Knicks|
|1948||Detroit Vagabond Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Richard Guy Shrider (February 7, 1923 - January 21, 2014) was an American professional basketball player and college coach. Shrider was selected in the 1948 BAA Draft by the New York Knicks after a collegiate career at Ohio. He played for the Knicks for four total games in 1948 before then playing in the National Basketball League for the Detroit Vagabond Kings.
Shrider then became a high school boys' basketball coach at Gallipolis High School until 1955, at which point he took over the boys' basketball team at Fairborn High School. In 1957, Miami University of Ohio named him as their new head coach. In 1957-58, his first season, Shrider's Redskins (now RedHawks) went undefeated against Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponents. They became the first MAC team to ever win an NCAA Tournament game that year as well. During Shrider's nine seasons as Miami's head coach he led them to four MAC championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances (1958, 1966). He compiled an overall record of 126-96, and in 1996 he was named an honoree of the school's "Cradle of Coaches" award.
After retiring from coaching in 1966, Shrider stayed as the school's athletic director until 1988.
|Miami Redskins (Mid-American Conference) (1957-1966)|
|1957-58||Miami||18-9||12-0||1st||NCAA Regional Semifinals|
|1965-66||Miami||18-7||11-1||1st||NCAA First Round|
Postseason invitational champion