| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 3 |
Alma Mater: Ohio 
Hometown: Glass Rock, OH
Date Born: February 7, 1923
Date Died: January 21, 2014
Overall Record: 126-96 [9 Seasons]
|12/2/1961||Miami (OH) at Kentucky||W||93 - 61||-|
|1/2/1961||Miami (OH) at Kentucky||W||70 - 58||-|
|3/14/1958||Kentucky vs. Miami (OH)||W||94 - 70||NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinals (at Lexington, KY)|
Obituary - Dayton Daily News (January 23, 2014)
Guiding Force as Coach, AD
Shrider led strong basketball team, added other sports
by Mark Schmetzer (contributing writer)
OXFORD - The Miami and Central Michigan men's basketball teams jointly honored the memory of their former coach, the late Charlie Coles, at halftime of their game Wednesday night at Millett Hall.
Ironically, Coles was honored one day after the death of the Miami coach who recruited him out of Springfield, Richard "Dick" Shrider. The long-time coach and athletic director died Tuesday at 90, and while is obituary listed many accomplishment during more than 30 years in Oxford, one that was missing was his impact on Miami's coaching ranks. He hired Miami graduate Darrel Hedric as a graduate assistant on his first staff for the 1957-1958 season and recruited both Coles and Jerry Peirson. All three went on to coach the Redskins and later the RedHawks.
"He was tough, stern and competitive," Hedric said before Wednesday's game. "He was ahead of his time in terms of techniques and teaching. I think we ran the fast break a lot more than other teams, and we played a little matchup zone, which was unheard-of back then."
Shrider, a native of Glass Rock, Ohio, and an Ohio University graduate, had just completed his second year as coach at Fairborn High School when he was hired as Miami's basketball coach in 1957, replacing Bill Rohr. Shrider went 126-96 in nine seasons, including 76-34 in Mid-American Conference play.
He guided four teams to four Mid-American Conference championships and two NCAA tournament appearances. His first went 12-0 in MAC play, one of only two teams in conference history to go undefeated in league play.
Shrider, who served with the Navy in eight Pacific landing operations during World War II, added athletic director to his job description in 1964 and did both job for two years before giving up coaching.
He spent almost a quarter-century as Miami's athletic director, adding women's intercollegiate sports to the program and playing a major role in construction of Millett Hall and Yager Stadium. The department featured 11 men's and eight women's sports by the time he retired on Dec. 31, 1988, and they team up to win 16 Reese Trophies, awarded annually to the MAC's best overall men's program, and one Jacoby Trophy - the women's version of the Reese.
Shrider also spent the 1947-1948 season with the New York Knicks of the Basketball Association of America in its final season before it absorbed some teams from the defunct National Basketball League and was reborn as the NBA.
Shrider's competitiveness was never more evident, Hedric said, than in the 1962-63 season, which included an early 86-36 road loss to a Bowling Green team led by future NBA stars Nate Thurmond and Gus Johnson.
"That was one of the best MAC teams of all time," Hedric recalled about those Falcons. "We had sophomores like Charlie Coles and Charley Dinkins, but Dick still didn't take that too well. From that point on, at every practice, every team meeting, that score was posted. Usually, coaches talk about focusing on the next game, but he put in a little something every day for that game. About three weeks later (actually, exactly one month), we beat them at Withrow Court."
"That was a hell of a coaching move."
Visitation is scheduled for Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ogle and Paul Young Funeral Home in Oxford. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Oxford.
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