OXFORD, Ohio -- Former Miami University athletic director and men’s basketball coach Richard "Dick" Shrider celebrates his 90th birthday Saturday (Feb. 9).
Shrider arrived in Oxford in 1957 to serve as Miami’s head basketball coach, a role he would have for nine seasons. He compiled a record of 126-96 and won four conference championships during his time as coach, owning a winning record against every school in the Mid-American Conference during his tenure. In 1958, Shrider’s squad became the first Mid-American Conference school to win an NCAA Tournament game, an 82-77 victory over Pittsburgh.
While serving as the Miami’s’s athletic director for 25 years, from 1964-88, Shrider led the way towards building current athletic facilities like Millett Hall and the athletic complex that includes Yager Stadium.
The Miami Athletic Department, and the Oxford community as a whole, would like to wish Mr. Shrider a very happy birthday.