Riccard is not that good of a coach. He has always inherited talent. He inherited the most talented boys program in the state at Pope in 2000 from Hugh Beasley (excellent coach) and he ran it into the ground. In 2001 he had the most talented team you could ask for and he got outcoached and blew it.
That same year it should be noted his team had a quarterfinal game scheduled at Lowndes on prom night and Lowndes agreed to move the game up one day.