Richard King

Inducted Class of 1995

A member of the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Dick King was an outstanding member of the 1943 Indiana (Rochester High School) All-Star and All-State basketball teams. He played basketball for two outstanding years at Purdue University and two years at Western New Mexico University where he is a member of that school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. King also played a year of AAU basketball during which he was the leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker on all levels.

As a high school basketball coach in New Mexico and later in Tucson (Tucson and Rincon high schools), King had a winning record of over 75 percent, including the 1965 Arizona state championship and several district and conference championships as head coach at Rincon.

For 15 years Dick was athletic director at Rincon High School. His friend and former colleague, Alice Mayfield, says of Dick: “He was the type of coach you would like to have as your son’s, daughter’s or grandkid’s leader.”