Scholarship Committee

Thomas Rickard
Tom is one of Paul Rickard’s five sons. Tom Graduated from Minisink Valley High School in 1990. As a senior he was selected first team all county. He is Minisink’s all time single season scoring leader. After graduation, he attended SUNY Orange and played on the men’s basketball and golf teams. As a basketball player, he is top 10 all-time in SUNY Orange scoring history with 1010 total points. In his second season he was First Team All Mid-Hudson Conference and Second Team All Region XV.  After achieving an Associates Degree at SUNY Orange, he transferred to Division II Dominican College where he earned All-Metropolitan and All -American honors.  Tom started his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant at Division I SUNY Buffalo. After Buffalo, he was an assistant coach at SUNY Orange, Minisink Valley High School, and Head Coach at Chapel Field Christian High School. In 2006, he became the head Men’s Basketball coach at SUNY Orange. While at SUNY Orange his teams won 135 games and lost 74. In 2011, the Colts won 25 games, a SUNY Orange single season record.  Away from the court he has been a teacher and administrator in Orange County. He taught at Sacred Heart School in Bronx, NY, Chapel Field Christian School in Pine Bush, NY and Minisink Valley Middle School in Slate Hill, NY. Since 2016, he has taken an administrative role as Assistant Principal at Port Jervis High School and currently is an Assistant Principal at Minisink Valley Middle School. He earned a masters degree from Iona College and a Certificate of Advanced Study from Stony Brook University. Tom resides in Otisville NY with his wife Amy and their children Thomas, Nicholas, Catherine and Mary.

Timothy Rickard
Tim is also one of Paul Rickard’s five sons. Tim Graduated from John S. Burke Catholic High School in 2003. After graduation, he attended SUNY Orange where he played basketball and soccer teams. As a soccer, player he earned second team All Mid-Hudson Conference. After obtaining his Associates Degree in Engineering, Tim transferred to SUNY Binghamton where he worked with the men’s basketball team and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. For five years after graduation, he worked in the Manhattan for Turner Construction. Heworked on many projects for Turner Construction including Royal Bank of Scotland in Stamford, CT, East River Science Park in New York, NY and World Trade Center in New York, NY.  In 2013, he  made a career shift and began working as a Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual. Tim has been married to his wife, Allison, for 4 years. They have one child, Paul II. They currently reside in Hartsdale, NY.

Christine Rickard

Christine graduated from John S. Burke Catholic High School in 1988. After graduation, she attended SUNY Orange where she played basketball and volleyball. As a basketball player she played with SUNY Orange Hall of Famers Stacy and Sherry Morris, Dana O’Neil and Michelle Diener.   Christine’s teams were lead by Orange Hall of Fame coach Lois Hayes. In Christine’s first and second season, the Colts earned a trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournement in Texas. After graduating SUNY Orange with her Associates degree she attended Division II St. Thomas Aquinas in Orangeberg, NY. At St. Thomas she played for the women’s basketball team. After earning her bachelors degree in Art History and then earning her teaching degree in literacy Christine spent the next 6 years in California teaching kindergarten and first grade at Erickson Elementary. After returning to New York she began teaching at Blind Brook Elementary school in Rye Brook, NY where she has been for the last 15 years. She currently resides in Hartsdale, NY.

Daryl Williams
Daryl is currently in his 3rd season as the Head Golf Coach at SUNY Orange. He is a former student/athlete at the college where he both played and worked for Paul Rickard on the golf team and basketball team.  After completing his Associate’s degree, he transferred to Division II Dominican College where he also played golf and earned his B.A. in Social Sciences. After graduating from Dominican, he returned to SUNY Orange where he worked along side Paul Rickard on the men’s basketball program. In 2013, he became the Head Golf Coach. In his first two seasons he has coached three all-conference golfers. In addition to his time at the college coaching golf, Daryl has also volunteered his time coaching football at the high school level for many years. All in, Daryl has spent over 25 years at SUNY Orange.

Harry Williams


Ryan Henderson

Ryan was born and raised in Cornwall, NY. After graduating from Cornwall High School, Ryan went on to attend Binghamton University where he majored in economics. He eventually graduated from the Binghamton University School of Management in 2008. After graduation, Ryan has worked for MetLife, UnitedHealth Group and most recently Creative Artists Agency. Over time he has built a reputation on creating strategic partnerships, building new pipelines of business and ultimately creating a positive impact on everyone he worked with. During his time at Binghamton, Ryan and Tim reconnect after years of competing against each other at the Parochial school and high school level. After hearing about the Paul Rickard Memorial Scholarship’s Golf outing, Ryan jumped at the opportunity to use his skills to add value to the outing. connection to Orange County, work history and overall charitable inclinations made him a perfect fit to assist in growing the Paul Rickard Memorial Scholarship.
After graduating from Cornwall High School, he went on to attend Binghamton University. (During his time at Binghamton, Ryan and Tim reconnected after competing against each other at the Parochial School and HS Levels. When Tim informed Ryan of his family’s idea to start a Memorial Scholarship in their Father’s name, Ryan jumped at the opportunity to be a part the cause. With professional experience in sports management, partnerships & marketing, Ryan is able to bring a creative approach to the overall Mission and Goals of the Paul Rickard Memorial Fund.”