Rick McFadden
Rick  McFadden

Struthers, Ohio

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Akron '05

Second Season at Duquesne
14th Season on Coach Dambrot’s Staff

Rick McFadden, who played on Keith Dambrot’s first team at Akron, is in his 14th year on his former coach’s staff.

While at Akron, McFadden spent three seasons as the director of basketball operations, before serving as recruiting coordinator for nine years.

McFadden played three seasons for the Zips (2003-05), averaging 8.4 points-per-game as a senior - his lone year under Dambrot. The Struthers, Ohio native excelled from behind the 3-point arc, where is made 107 of his 174 career field goals. He set the then-school single-season record for 3-point field-goal percentage, converting 48 percent (56-of-118) in 2003-04.

A two-sport Division I student-athlete, McFadden spent his first two years of collegiate eligibility as a quarterback at Ohio State.

McFadden, who was all-state as both a high school quarterback and forward, completed his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Akron in 2005.

He and his wife, Christie (formerly Zetts), a fellow Struthers, Ohio native who played basketball at Youngstown State, have two children, Reece and Kellyn.


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